An electric motor vehicle is designed to explore Antarctica.
Venturi's story began in 2009 after Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Antarctica. The monarch was displeased to see the cleanest corner of the world being polluted by the emissions from internal combustion engines. As well as having a negative impact on the region's environment, the transport's emissions are hampering scientists' ability to study climate change, as taking clean samples of ice and snow becomes a challenge. Albert II asked Venturi to deal with the issue.
Since then, the company has created three Venturi Antarctica electric all-terrain vehicles, the last of which will depart for Antarctica next December. The vehicle is capable of carrying up to 6 people. Its battery capacity is 52,6 kW⋅h. The maximum distance it can travel is only 50 km, but it doesn’t need more than that, because Venturi Antarctica was created for trips around the base. Naturally, the machine is able to withstand extremely low temperatures.
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