A British explorer is set to become the first person to drive from the North Pole to the South Pole at the wheel of an electric vehicle.
Adventurer Chris Ramsey is undertaking the 17,000-mile journey, which will begin in the Arctic and take in 14 countries in North, Central and South America, before finally crossing to Antarctica.
Ramsey has been planning the trip for several years, and has now won the support of Nissan, who will supply an electric Ariya for the challenge. The model will be a four-wheel-drive ‘e-4ORCE’ car, and will be specially prepared for the brutal conditions by renowned specialists Arctic Trucks. The company will also provide logistical support and help to plan an appropriate route.
The focus of the expedition is to raise awareness of the climate crisis, and of the capability of electric vehicles. Along the journey, Ramsey and his team will visit schools and tribes.