Nissan and Chris Ramsay of Plug-in Adventure are planning a fantastic trip next year. Ramsay will run the 2023 Nissan Aria from the North Pole to the South Pole. This is the first time that any type of car, not just an EV, has been driven from one pole to another. And Nissan plans to make Ramsey Aria worse.
Specifications are slim, but Nissan says the electric crossover SUV will get wheel, tire and suspension upgrades. It will also modify the body to adjust to those changes. Depending on the rendering, large fender flares on the outside, including roof racks and off-road lights, will be the major changes. Also, the base vehicle will be an area with E-4 ORCE all-wheel drive. It is a version with dual motor, 389 horsepower and approximate range of 265 miles. An unchanged Aria will also be on the route as a support vehicle
Of course, the range is likely to vary slightly considering the terrain and the temperatures Ramsay and Aria will face. The route will run from the North Pole to the South Pole via North and South America. While charging will be a challenge, Ramsay and his team should be prepared for it. He and his wife completed the Mongol Rally with the first-generation Nissan Leaf, which was an 8,000-mile track in a similarly remote area. Creative charging solutions include direct car wiring to a power pole in Siberia with the help of an electrician.
The trip is scheduled for March 2023. So we have to see Aria finished in the year. We will be interested to see how the campaign goes and how long it takes. Ramses finished the Mongol assembly in 56 days. Although Aria has more range, and travel sections will probably have better roads and charging infrastructure, the pole-to-pole journey is much longer, just below 16,800 miles.