Scottish adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey recently finished an incredible nine-month, 17,000-mile journey called the “Pole To Pole EV” expedition. They made history by being the first to drive from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole in a modified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE electric vehicle provided by Arctic Trucks.
The special vehicle, with bigger tires and gear for icy conditions, could go 150 to 200 miles on a single charge due to the modifications. To keep the battery warm in the extreme cold of the Arctic and Antarctic, Chris and Julie came up with clever solutions like building snow walls and using a special tent.
For power, they used a mix of a 5kW wind turbine, a new solar charging system, and a petrol generator to show that electric vehicles can work well in polar expeditions.
Working with Enel X Way, the Ramseys installed chargers in Central and South America, making their journey easier and contributing to more electric charging options in the region.
This isn’t the first time the Ramseys showcased electric vehicles. In 2017, they completed the Mongol Rally in a modified Nissan Leaf Acenta, highlighting the improving charging options along the way.