Two Plug-In Hummers Prepare to Tackle First Hybrid Trip to South Pole
Santa has made it clear on how to get to the North Pole without expending any fossil fuels, but what about the South Pole? That's an entirely different story, and Zero South holds the
pen and pad (it'd be laptop now, I guess?).
Zero South is a mission and group that is aiming to make the first trip through Antarctica without using any fossil-fueled vehicles. In order to propel a global aim to "conserve and innovate to reduce human impact," Zero South wants to go through "the most remote and inhospitable terrain this planet has to offer in order to "demonstrate what humanity is capable of achieving without a drop of oil." Of course, no ordinary electric vehicles could tackle such a task, so Zero South built two entirely unique beasts.
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Intentionally chosen because of its reputation, the Hummer is the base for Zero South's trip. Well, two hummers. The massive vehicles were converted to plug-in hybrids that house a tag team of a 3.2-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel that runs on biofuel and a 24 kWh lithium-ion batter pack. That will power four-wheel-drive tracks.
The trip will be approximately 1,200 miles and will be completely documented for a later 10-episode show.
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