Pole to pole electric journey reaches South pole

Pole to pole electric journey reaches South pole

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By Nick Flaherty

Husband and wife adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey have completed their all-electric journey from the North to South Poles.

This is the first time any car, let alone an EV, has completed such a journey. The is key to demonstrating the performance of electric battery systems in high and low temperatures and at high altitudes and addressing issues of range anxiety for urban users.

The 10-month, 30,000 km journey started on the frozen Arctic Sea at the 1823 Magnetic North Pole, driving the varied terrains and conditions of North, Central and South America.

The Nissan Ariya with e-4ORCE all-wheel control has passed the toughest tests at extreme temperatures and high altitudes. The factory-standard vehicle has no modifications to the powertrain or battery but was modified by polar mobility specialists Arctic Trucks to accommodate 39-inch BF Goodrich tires.

“I can’t believe we’re at the South Pole. After so many years of planning, it doesn’t feel real,” said Chris Ramsey. “I’ve always had full confidence in the amazing capabilities of electric vehicles, and I knew our Nissan Ariya would tackle everything thrown at it. But it’s been far tougher than I anticipated. I’m proud that Pole to Pole has reached millions of people in parts of the world and enthused them about embracing EV in their day to day lives.”


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