Nissan is embarking on a daring 16,800-mile journey from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole to demonstrate the capabilities of its elevated and rugged Ariya electric SUV.
Electric vehicles may have faced some range and charging infrastructure concerns in the past, but with advances in technology, they are now able to provide autonomy that rivals gasoline vehicles. To showcase this, Nissan partnered with the Ramsey couple to embark on an expedition from the South Pole to the North Pole in a modified Ariya electric SUV.
Equipped with Nissan's advanced e-4ORCE electric four-wheel drive control system, the vehicle has been redesigned by the off-road experts at Arctic Trucks with off-road wheels, a lift kit and extended fenders. The interior was equipped with a rooftop utility unit that houses a recon drone and a specially integrated espresso machine. To ensure Ariya has the range needed to complete the journey, the vehicle will be accompanied by a portable renewable energy unit equipped with a wind turbine and solar panels to charge the SUV as the car tackles off-grid polar terrain.
Team Ramsey (married couple Chris and Julie Ramsey) is set to embark on its 17,000-mile adventure in March to demonstrate the performance of the Nissan Ariya electric SUV.