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Nissan is planning to send its all-electric Ariya e-4FORCE car from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole.  

The Ariya will take on the more than 27,000-kilometre journey in the hands of Scottish adventurer Chris Ramsey who will become the first person to drive from pole to pole in any type of vehicle – if he makes it. 

The Ariya will travel from the magnetic North Pole through North, Central, and South America before crossing into Antarctica starting in March next year.

The route will take in mountains, deserts, and rainforests and cover temperatures ranging from -30-degrees celsius to 30-degrees. 

Nisan Ariya Pole To Pole

“We’re proud to announce our partnership with Chris Ramsey and the Pole to Pole expedition team,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Asako Hoshino, global head of marketing and sales.

“The all-new, all-electric Ariya crossover SUV enables you to go further, easier and in comfort. And with e-4ORCE control technology providing enhanced stability and traction on a variety of surfaces, we know it will be the perfect partner for Chris and his team on their challenging all-electric journey.”

In preparation for the freezing Arctic and Antarctic conditions, Ramsey’s expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified with a custom rugged exterior fit for the trek across extreme terrain with upgraded wheels, tyres and suspension. A second, unmodified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will act as a support vehicle throughout the Americas.

e-4ORCE is Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology that accurately manages power output and braking performance for smoothness and stability.

The system enhances driver confidence by tracing the intended driving line over a variety of road surfaces, including wet and snowy roads, without the need for changes in driving style or input.

This isn’t the first all-electric expedition for Chris Ramsey. In 2017, Ramsey and his wife Julie became the first team to complete the Mongol Rally in an all-electric vehicle. The pair travelled more than 16,000 kilometres through multiple locales over 56 days in his own Nissan LEAF.


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