Nissan is set to embark on a historic journey using an all-electric vehicle, the modified Ariya e-4ORCE, from the North Pole to the South Pole. The vehicle, which will be unveiled in February, will be driven by British adventurer Chris Ramsey as part of a 27,000km trip through some of the harshest conditions on earth.
To tackle the rough terrain of the Arctic and Antarctic, the Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE that will be driven by Ramsey during the expedition is being outfitted with a custom exterior for added durability. This includes a raised suspension, flared wheel arches, and large tires to protect against harsh conditions. The modification also includes additional body kit. This expedition will showcase the capabilities of e-4ORCE, which is Nissan’s cutting-edge all-wheel control technology.
The 2023 Nissan Ariya is the automaker’s first all-electric crossover SUV, with a range of up to 304 miles for the Venture+ model, according to EPA estimates. The Ariya features twin electric motors and all-wheel drive, as well as Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology, e-4ORCE.
This technology is derived from the company’s history of producing iconic all-terrain vehicles and sports cars, e-4ORCE is a combination of the torque split system of Nissan GT-R’s ATTESA E-TS and the intelligent all-wheel-drive systems found in Nissan’s crossovers and SUVs.