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The countdown starts now: All-electric Nissan Ariya to go from Pole to Pole

With only one month until the Nissan Ariya undertakes the world’s first all-electric driving adventure from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, the team in charge reveals why this car is the perfect match.

Nissan, in partnership with British adventurer, Chris Ramsey and the daring Pole to Pole expedition team will travel over 27,000 kilometres across several regions and continents with predicted temperatures ranging from -30⁰C to 30⁰C in a modified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE. 

Commencing March 2023, the expedition will see Chris and his wife, Julie Ramsey become the first people to drive from pole to pole in a vehicle of any type, as they make their way from the Arctic, through North, Central and South America, before crossing to Antarctica.

The route will negotiate some of the world’s most extreme, brutal, and yet beautiful scenery. From snow-covered glacial landscapes to treacherous mountain climbs and vast desert dunes; this Pole to Pole expedition, driven in the Nissan Ariya will take followers through breath-taking and uncharted territory.

The Ramsey’s’ Pole to Pole expedition is aligned with Nissan’s Ambition 2030 and company’s commitment to sustainability. As part of its long-term vision to empower mobility and beyond, Nissan aims to deliver exciting vehicles and technologies that empower customer journeys and society.

In preparation for the freezing Arctic and Antarctic conditions, Ramsey’s expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified with a custom rugged exterior fit for the trek across extreme terrain with upgraded wheels, tyres and suspension.

e-4ORCE is Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology that accurately manages power output and braking performance for smoothness and stability. The system enhances driver confidence by tracing the intended driving line over a variety of road surfaces, including wet and snowy roads, without the need for changes in driving style or input.

As a true reminder of the sheer unpredictability and magnitude of the task ahead, the exact set-off date for the Ramsey’s will be determined on the day. Challenging and everchanging weather conditions combined with harsh, uncertain driving conditions, during the week of the 20th March means there will be an ‘on the day’ decision to set off when conditions seem best. Join us as we countdown to expedition week and follow Chris and Julie’s adventure of a lifetime.