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Ford is taking its all-electric Supervan to this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Three-time Le Mans winner Romain Dumas is to pilot the Ford Pro Electric Supervan up the 12-plus mile track at the 101st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June.

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is a 2,000 horsepower all-electric performance titan.

One of the goals of this SuperVan program is to demonstrate what Ford and an electric van are capable of, as well as dispelling some the myths surrounding electric vehicles.

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Formula E goes to Cape Town

Electrifying these racing industry helps not only reduce environmental impact in the sector but also helps show how far electric mobility has come. For example, the 3rd generation Formula E racer front powertrain adding 250kW to the 350kW powering the car at the rear (600kW, or approx. 800 hp). The Gen 3 has a 284kg battery pack with 51kWh capacity. Having the E-Prix here in Africa will give a great opportunity to racing enthusiasts to experience the awesome world of electric racing. It will also play a role in helping build a new following in this part of the world, especially with the younger generation.

Now in its 9th Season, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is making its debut in South Africa. Next weekend, on the 25th of February, the City of Cape Town will host its first E-Prix. The City of Cape Town is also one of the sponsors of the this first E-Prix in South Africa.

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Preparing to undertake the world’s first all-electric driving adventure from the North Pole to the South Pole on board of a Nissan Ariya

After 4 years of planning, husband and wife team Chris and Julie Ramsey, are about to embark on an epic 27,000 km (17,000 miles)  adventure over 10-months, in an attempt to become the first people to drive from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole.

Julie and Chris will undertake the challenge in an all-electric Nissan Ariya, modified by Arctic Trucks.

Earlier this month, Chris said, “One of the things that underpins all the adventures we do is that we take a standard production EV and aim to make minimal changes to clearly demonstrate its real, everyday capabilities, regardless of where you are driving it. Our Nissan Ariya is no different as the vehicle’s drivetrain and battery has remained factory standard, demonstrating just how capable and versatile the production Ariya is. We’ve modified the suspension and widened the wheel arches so we can benefit from the stable platform and support of the 39-inch BF Goodrich tyres. I’m incredibly excited to get behind the wheel of what was already a brilliant vehicle, but now feels equipped to take on the ends of the earth in style!”

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Adventure-ready Nissan Ariya unveiled for epic Pole-to-Pole expedition

The Pole to Pole EV expedition team and Nissan unveiled a modified Nissan Ariya all-electric SUV, which will undertake a 27,000 km (17,000 miles) adventure from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole starting in March.

Julie and Chris Ramsey standing next to the all-electric Nissan Ariya they will drive from the North to the South Poles

Set amongst Arctic-like conditions, Julie and Chris Ramsey standing next to an adventure-ready all-electric Nissan Ariya SUV in preparation for their Pole to Pole challenge they will be starting in March 2023

During this amazing adventure the team and the Ariya will navigate breath-taking yet extreme terrains and environments, including ice fields, deep snow, steep mountain climbs and inhospitable desert dunes. Arctic Trucks, specialists in polar expedition vehicles, worked with Nissan design and engineering teams to prepare the Ariya for these tough conditions. Yet modifications to the car have been minimal, with no changes to the battery or powertrain.

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All-electric Nissan ARIYA to embark on a world first Pole-to-Pole in an EV expedition in 2023

Nissan announced it is partnering with British adventurer Chris Ramsey, to undertake the world’s-first all-electric driving adventure from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole in a Nissan ARIYA e-4ORCE.

Adventurer Chris Ramsey standing next to an all-electric Nissan ARIYA

Adventurer Chris Ramsey standing next to an all-electric Nissan ARIYA

Starting in March 2023, the epic Pole to Pole expedition will see Chris Ramsey travel some 27,000 km (16,800 mi) from the Arctic through North and South America, before crossing to Antarctica. Ramsey will be the first person to drive from pole to pole in an electric vehicle.

With predicted temperatures ranging from -30⁰C to 30⁰C (-22⁰F to 86⁰F), the route will negotiate some of the world’s most extreme, brutal, and yet breath-taking scenery. From snow-covered glacial landscapes to treacherous mountain climbs and vast desert dunes.

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