Pole to Pole Ariya e-4ORCE takes on the ultimate electric expedition

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Pole to Pole EV's modified Ariya e-4ORCE prepares to embark on the world-first electric expedition from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole.


Chris from Pole to Pole collaborated with Arctic Trucks, a specialist in polar expedition vehicles, alongside Nissan design and engineering teams to prepare the expedition Ariya for conditions that will include ice fields, deep snow, mountain climbs and desert dunes.

Modified with a custom rugged exterior fit, the expedition Ariya is complete with raised suspension and flared wheel arches to accommodate large tires and additional body kit. In preparation for protection against some of the world's most extreme conditions, the Ariya will be embarking on its toughest test to date and breaking new ground.

Staying true to the Ariya's already formidable form, modifications to the car have been intentionally minimal. The expedition car has kept its original battery-electric powertrain and features the dual-motor setup with Nissan's innovative and unique all-wheel drive system, e-4ORCE developed exclusively for electric and electrified powertrains.

"With the Ariya, our team globally, poured their hearts and souls into the car and made this very special product. We designed this car with a vision that it would be fulfilling its role in many environments." Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe.

The most noticeable changes are the increased suspension and massive 39-inch off-road tyres, fitted to ensure the expedition Ariya can tackle the most grueling conditions and terrains. Alongside a stunning exterior design and a welcoming lounge-like interior, the vehicle has been fitted with a built-in espresso machine to keep British adventurer, Chris and his wife Julie in the necessary comfort on their journey to reach the South Pole.

For more details on the Pole to Pole expedition, including the latest updates as the team prepares for their epic adventure, head over to their dedicated page, here: https://www.thenissannext.com/en/PoletoPole.html

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Post by Sunstone »

Ive looked and for the life of me cant see those wheels as an option on the build configurator ! :D
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Post by ashleycarr »

Everyone keeping up with this? I just took a look to see how they were doing. Although I would have liked a bit mare information from the travelogue the Arctic part of it suggests the Ariya is standing up pretty well to all that's been meted out to it. The link below takes you to that section of the trip.

https://poletopoleev.com/chasing-dreams ... adventure/
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Post by karltk1 »

Pole to pole, is an electrical fault finding method, might be doing some of that on the trip.

Genuinely hope it goes well.
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Post by karltk1 »

They made it after some 17000 miles. Good job and a world's first for electric or any diesel or petrol car. (iCE) !
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