British Adventurer to Become First Person to Drive Pole to Pole in an EV

We’ve met lots of folks that have driven the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Argentina, but we’ve never met anyone that has driven pole to pole before. That’s because it has never been done.

British adventurer Chris Ramsey wants to be the first person to accomplish this feat – all in an electric vehicle.

Ramsey, a Guinness World Record holder, is setting out in late 2022 to drive an EV from the South Pole, through 14 countries and 22,000 miles to the magnetic North Pole to raise awareness about climate change and to show that EVs can significantly alter our current carbon footprint.

Check out the trailer for their adventure below…

Ramsey isn’t new to electric vehicles, he and his wife Julie became the first people to complete the Mongol Rally in a Nissan Leaf. That journey was 56 days through 20 countries and over 10,000 miles. Check out some great footage from that rally below.


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Chris Ramsey, Founder of Pole to Pole Expedition, said: “Our mission is to show that electric vehicles can tackle the harshest of environments – from the colds of the Poles, to the hot and humid jungles of South America. This is the ultimate test of range and durability, and by overcoming these obstacles we aim to prove that EV adoption is a possibility for everyone, while also raising awareness of sustainable lifestyles, conservation projects and renewable energy innovation along our route.”

“For some people climate change can feel like an issue that is too big for them to have an impact on, but with road vehicles accounting for more than 20% of all harmful emissions worldwide, the switch to electric cars powered by renewable energy could dramatically reduce our carbon footprint.”

We wish Chris all the best on this very important journey. Learn more about Ramsey’s feats at: Plug In Adventures.


Header image: Plug In Adventures

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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