Embracing the Future: Nissan's All-Electric Expedition and Nissan Success in Van Category

On a chilly winter day, nestled in the heartland of Yokohama, Japan, the thrill-seeking couple, Chris and Julie Ramsey, embarked on a monumental journey. Their target? A daring, 30,000 km journey from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, aboard their all-electric Nissan Ariya.

The Ramsey's odyssey began at the Arctic Sea's icy surface, by the 1823 Magnetic North Pole. Spanning across the diverse landscapes of North, Central, and South America, the expedition culminated at the most remote and inhospitable environment on Earth - Antarctica. To date, no car – electric or otherwise – has endured such a feat, making their journey a significant milestone in automotive history.

The Nissan Ariya: A Testament to Electric Vehicle Capabilities

The Ramsay’s trusted companion on their journey was none other than the Nissan Ariya, an all-electric vehicle equipped with e-4ORCE all-wheel control. Despite the harsh conditions and varied terrains, the Ariya proved its mettle, passing severe tests at extreme temperatures and high altitudes.

Chris and Julie's journey began as a mere idea in 2017, following their completion of the Mongol Rally. After successfully navigating the 10,000-km challenge in their Nissan LEAF, they realised the potential of epic adventures to generate interest in electric vehicles.

Collaborative Efforts and Shared Vision

Their vision of an ultimate EV adventure, a "Pole to Pole" journey, was brought to life through a shared commitment to collaboration and innovation, with the support of like-minded partners.

While the journey was arduous, Chris and Julie's expedition has inspired millions to consider electric vehicles for their daily commute. The couple has effectively demonstrated that EVs are not only environmentally friendly but also robust and reliable, even in the most challenging conditions.

Celebrating Success: The What Van? Awards

In other exciting news, the all-new Nissan Townstar van achieved a remarkable double victory at the 2024 What Van? Awards.

Compact Van of the Year: The Nissan Townstar

The Nissan Townstar snagged the coveted title of Compact Van of the Year. This accolade is a testament to the Townstar's advanced features and superior performance in a fiercely competitive category.

Electric Van of the Year: The Townstar BEV

Not stopping at one, the Townstar BEV version also bagged the 'Electric Van of the Year' title. This win further strengthens Nissan's position as a pioneer in the electric vehicle sector.

As the successor to Nissan's acclaimed e-NV200, the Townstar has made a name for itself in the market. Available with either a petrol or electric powertrain, the Townstar is designed to future-proof business operations and speed up the transition towards electrification.

The Townstar boasts over 20 advanced technologies and a plethora of safety and driver assistance features. These include Intelligent Emergency Braking, Hands-Free Parking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Around View Monitor.

Carrying Capabilities and Warranty

When it comes to carrying capabilities, the Townstar provides generous load space and payload. Furthermore, Nissan offers an industry-leading, pan-European five-year or 100,000-mile warranty and five-year roadside assistance.

The Townstar EV: A New Era of Electric Vans

The Townstar EV is equipped with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain, optimised with intelligent energy management and battery thermal cooling technology. This advanced system delivers a class-leading zero-emission range, making it one of the most capable and versatile commercial vehicles on the market.