This Couple Are Setting New Records By Traveling Pole-To-Pole In A Nissan Ariya!

From Transport Evolved.

We LOVE the idea of road-trips on this channel, and while we’ve always wanted to travel around the world, we’ve reached that point in life where we’re unlikely to make one (for various political and logistical reasons).

But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the trips of the amazing adventurers that are making such trips – and a few weeks ago we were able to meet up with two friends from the UK who are aiming to be the first to drive an electric car (in fact any car) from the Geographic North Pole to the South Pole.

Enter Chris and Julie Ramsey, and their specially-adapted Nissan Ariya e-4orce. They’ve already visited the North Pole – and they’re heading south.

We caught up with them while they were in Portland for Formula E – and here’s the resulting interview!


00:00 – Opening Montage
00:42 – Introduction
02:50 – Chris and Julie’s first EV expedition – a Nissan LEAF to Mongolia
05:54 – The Pole to Pole expedition – and the Nissan Ariya
09:14 – Arctic driving experiences
11:36 – The Ariya – and its various modifications
15:26 – Range versus stock
17:45 – Expected challenges
18:53 – Planning
20:16 – Ending thoughts
22:25 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


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