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British explorer to drive EV from ‘Pole to Pole’

Posted on 18 Jun 2022 and read 1005 times
British explorer to drive EV from ‘Pole to Pole’British adventurer Chris Ramsey is set to become the first person to drive from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole and will be undertaking the journey in an all-electric vehicle. Departing in March 2023, he will travel over 17,000 miles spanning 14 countries from the Arctic through to North, Central and South America, before finally crossing to Antarctica.

The expedition, which will raise awareness of the climate crisis and the critical role electric vehicles (EVs) can play in reducing our carbon footprint, has entered a partnership with Nissan. The Japanese company will be supplying an all-new Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE, which will have to accommodate temperatures ranging from -30⁰C to +30⁰C; and in preparation for the‘brutal Arctic and Antarctic conditions’, the expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified and equipped by Arctic Trucks, a renowned specialist in polar vehicles that will also provide logistical support and expertise to help plan a safe and accessible route ‘through the most remote and hostile environments on Earth’.

While the focus of the expedition is to raise international awareness of the climate crisis and EV capability, Mr Ramsey and the team will also get involved with local projects along the way, including visiting a school that teaches children about renewable energy, and venturing into the Ecuadorian Amazon to meet a local tribe who protected their ancestral home.

Mr Ramsey, who is the founder of the ‘Pole to Pole’ expedition, said: “Our mission is to show that EVs can tackle the harshest of environments — from the bitter cold of the poles to the hot and humid jungles of South America — and illustrate that they can meet the demands of drivers around the world, and encourage the switch to zero emission transport. To that end, we are thrilled that Nissan has joined the expedition. It is fantastic to see such an important global brand get behind ‘Pole to Pole’.”

More details about the expedition can be found at the website (www.poletopoleev.com).