Nissan and Chris Ramsey will be going on a trip next year. Ramsey is going to drive a Nissan Ariya from the North Pole to the South Pole. It will be the first time that any kind of car has been driven from pole to pole, not just an EV. Nissan has a plan to make Ramsey’s Ariya more powerful. Nissan has said the electric SUV will get wheel, tire and suspension upgrades. The body will be changed to accommodate those changes. The main change to the exterior will be fender flares, along with a roof rack and off road lights. The base vehicle will be an Ariya with e 4ORCE all wheel drive. The version with dual motors has an estimated range of 265 miles. There will be a support vehicle on the route.
Considering the terrain and the temperatures Ramsey and the Ariya will be facing, that range will likely vary a fair bit. The route will take you from the North Pole down to the South Pole. Ramsey and his team should be up for the challenge of charging. He and his wife took a Nissan Leaf for an 8,000 mile trek through some similarly remote areas. The car was wired directly up to a power pole in Siberia with the help of an electrician.
March 2023 is when the trip will take place. The finished Ariya should be visible within the year. We will be interested to see how long it takes. The Ramseys traveled around the world in 56 days. While the Ariya has more range and sections of the trip will likely feature good roads and charging infrastructure, the pole to pole journey is much longer, at just under 16,800 miles.