Nissan and the Pole to Pole team present the special version of the Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE, the first all-electric car to brave extreme ice.
Nissan Ariya e4orce Pole to Pole
It will travel 27,000km from the North Pole to the South Pole, fine-tuned by a team of Nissan engineers with support from Arctic Trucks, a company specializing in outfitting vehicles for polar expeditions.
Nissan Ariya will tackle glaciers, mountain passes, desert dunes, braving temperatures between -30⁰C and 30⁰C.
The 394 HP engine, the 87 kWh battery and the e-4ORCE all-wheel drive have not been modified, the exterior, however, has been reinforced, the suspensions have been specially developed for off-road driving and the wheel arches adapted to accommodate 39'' BF Goodrich tyres.
Chris Ramsey, leader of the Pole to Pole expedition, commented: "With our adventures we want to demonstrate the great capabilities of electric vehicles. We take production cars, make the strictly necessary modifications and then put them to the test. With the Nissan Ariya we have done the same."
Ramsey continues: "The special Pole to Pole version isn't much different from the production version, but we needed more powerful suspension and comfortable 39-inch tyres."
To recharge the battery in the polar regions, characterized by strong winds and many hours of light, the team will use an innovative renewable energy system, a towable prototype that includes a wind turbine and solar panels.