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Scottish adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey marked the conclusion of their unprecedented nine-month, 17,000-mile “Pole To Pole EV” expedition, achieving the historic first drive from the 1823 Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole utilizing a customized Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE electric vehicle provided by Icelandic specialist Arctic Trucks.

Enhanced with larger tires and ice-friendly gear, the vehicle experienced a reduced range of 150 to 200 miles, a consequence of the necessary modifications.

In the challenging Arctic and Antarctic terrains, the duo ingeniously maintained the battery’s warmth by constructing snow walls and utilizing a dedicated tent.

Harnessing a 5kW wind turbine, a prototype solar hybrid charging solution, and a petrol generator, they aimed to showcase the feasibility of electric vehicles in polar expeditions.

Collaborating with Enel X Way, the Ramseys facilitated the installation of chargers in Central and South America, enhancing the viability of their journey and contributing to an extended electric Pan-American charging corridor.

This remarkable achievement follows the Ramseys’ previous electric vehicle endeavor in 2017 when they undertook the Mongol Rally in a modified Nissan Leaf Acenta, highlighting the evolving charging infrastructure along the route.

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