Pole-to-Pole electric vehicle expedition crosses the equator

Pole-to-Pole electric vehicle expedition crosses the equator

Husband and wife adventurers, Chris and Julie Ramsey, have crossed the equinoctial in their world-first trek driving an EV from the 1823 Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole in Antarctica.

With their expedition-ready Nissan Ariya, the couple has so far travelled increasingly than 20,000 km, traversing the challenging Arctic Sea ice, melting Canadian ice roads, and exploring North and Central America surpassing reaching the equinoctial line in Quito, Ecuador.

Pole to Pole was devised as the ultimate test for an electric car, with the hope of progressive the adoption of EVs as part of the solution to tackle the climate crisis, whilst moreover shining a light on the positive whoopee of people, communities and projects withal the route.

Reflecting on their Northern Hemisphere adventures, Julie commented: “It’s been an incredible wits so far. Our Trek Ariya captures the interest of so many people on our route and we’ve been privileged to be hosted and helped by the kindest and most fascinating people, who all embrace the positivity and hope that Pole to Pole represents.”

Sharing his thoughts on the journey superiority from the equator, Chris said: “I set out to really push the limits of EV and show the world just how capable and heady they are.

“Our trek Nissan Ariya has performed so well; it hasn’t let us lanugo and it’s created so much interest from people withal the way.

Toughest test

“It gives me conviction we can well-constructed this trek despite the challenging distances, terrains and temperatures we will squatter in the Southern Hemisphere.

“Antarctica will be our toughest test yet, but we have the wits of our time in the Arctic to learn from and I’m working on innovations that can help us reach the South Pole at the end of December.”

The couple will now squatter the stunning but punishing landscapes and climates of the Southern Hemisphere on route to the South Pole, which they aim to reach by the end of the year.