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The Nissan Ariya will be the First Vehicle to Drive from Pole to Pole

Nissan teamed up with Pole to Pole EV in order to have its Ariya electric SUV take part in the first drive from the North Pole to the South Pole in any kind of vehicle.

  • The electric crossover will be driven by British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey.

  • Nissan will unveil the specially prepared Ariya in February.

  • No other vehicle has attempted this 27,000-kilometer drive before.

In order to prove the capabilities and the durability of its electric Ariya e-4ORCE all-wheel drive SUV, Nissan has decided to provide the vehicle for a pole-to-pole drive scheduled to take place in a few months.

This expedition, the first of its kind to ever be attempted by a road-going vehicle, let alone one powered by electricity, will be led by British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey.

In order to tackle the harsh conditions of the Arctic and the Antarctic, the Ariya used in this expedition will be modified with larger off-road tires, a raised suspension, extended wheel arches, and rugged protective plates.

More than only snow and ice, the Ariya and its drivers will have to face torrential rains, mud fields, steep mountain climbs, and temperatures ranging from -30˚C to +30˚C.

Nissan will unveil this vehicle in February, about one month before it sets off for the 27,000 kilometer (16,777 mile) long expedition that will see it drive across North, Central, and South America before reaching its goal in Antarctica.

When driving near civilization, the vehicle will be charged using the local power grid, but in areas where finding electricity is impossible, solar and wind energy will be used to fill the battery.

The goal of this expedition is to raise awareness of climate change and to prove that electric vehicles are capable of replacing combustion-powered vehicles even in the most challenging conditions.

Along the way, the adventurers will stop at a number of places, including a school that focuses its teachings on renewable energy and an Amazonian tribe that developed ways to protect its habitat.

This will not be the first electrified expedition for the Ramsays, and indeed for Nissan, since the couple took their Leaf electric car on a 56-day trek from the United Kingdom to Siberia in 2017.

Source: Nissan and


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