Nissan Prepares Ariya e-4ORCE To Go Pole to Pole

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From magnetic north to magnetic south with explorer Chris Ramsey.

The as-yet unveiled and modified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will lead a pole-to-pole expedition with British explorer Chris Ramsey and aims to be the first all-electric vehicle to complete the 12,430-mile journey.

The vehicle will be shown in February, and Ramsey will be joined by his wife, Julie Ramsey, to put the new e-4ORCE, Nissan's most advanced all-wheel control technology yet, through its paces on the ambitious trek. In the meantime, Nissan has produced a teaser video showing the vehicle pulling into the workshop. Then not much else.


The Ariya in standard form has a maximum range of 304 miles before it enters freezing conditions. The biggest challenge for the Ramsey's and the support vehicle's drivers might be range anxiety. Nissan says a second, unmodified Ariya e-4ORCE will act as a support vehicle through the Americas.

To prepare the Ariya for the arduous journey that will span many countries and everything from open icy conditions to hot and humid jungles, the Ariya e-4ORCE boasts some modifications. Nissan says the improvements include an exterior kit for storage, extra bodywork, and flared wheel arches to fit large off-road tires.

The expedition will travel through North, Central, and South America before boarding a ship to Antarctica. However, that will still require a lot of energy to power the Ariya.

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For charging, the Ramseys will use what's known as a when needed. It uses renewable energy sources, including wind, to generate power in remote areas.

"Our mission is to show that electric vehicles 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 are exhilarating to drive whilst meeting the daily demands of drivers around the world," said Chris Ramsey, "It's fantastic to see such an important and innovative global brand partner with our expedition."

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