Nissan Ariya is headed from Pole to Pole
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Nissan will join British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey on an all-electric expedition from the North Pole to the South Pole in March 2023. The Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will cover more than 27,000 kilometres. During the trip through the Arctic, North, Central and South America, as well as Antarctica, the crew can expect temperatures of -30 to +30 degrees Celsius.
“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.”
Chris Ramsey, founder of Pole to Pole, added: “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. It’s fantastic to see such an important and innovative global brand partner with our expedition.”
Update 10 February 2023
A few weeks before the start of the expedition, Nissan unveiled the vehicle for the pole-to-pole journey. It is a slightly modified version of the Nissan Ariya electric SUV. No changes have been made to the battery or the drive train. The most noticeable difference to the production model concerns the adjustment of the suspension and the additional 39-inch tyres. Combined with the e-4ORCE all-wheel drive technology, these modifications are intended to enable driving over extreme terrain with maximum comfort and control.
Update 27 September 2023
Chris and Julie Ramsey have crossed the equator. The two have already driven 20,000 kilometres in the Nissan Ariya, continuing their journey to the South Pole.
“It’s been an incredible experience so far,” says Julie Ramsey. “Our Expedition Ariya captures the interest of so many people on our route and we’ve been privileged to be hosted and helped by the kindest and most fascinating people, who all embrace the positivity and hope that Pole to Pole represents.”
The duo will now continue to travel across the globe’s southern hemisphere and hope to reach the South Pole by the end of this year.