Scientific research in Antarctica, that is always covered by ice, is crucial and helps us understand aspects of climate change.
For Venturi, the challenge has been to provide the scientific community with a clean and sustainable means of transport having no negative impact on its working environment.
The Venturi Mission 03 can travel up to 27 miles with three people and fully loaded, running on the same batteries used in Venturi’s Formula E cars.
Between 2013 and 2015, Venturi Automobiles developed a prototype for the Antarctica, which was initially tested in cold regions in Europe. Making good use of the data collected from this first version, as well as the technology developed for its race cars (which use the same battery cells), the Venturi engineering team has now come up with a second version: equipped with higher performance battery technology and improved overall efficiency, the Antarctica has wheel-mounted caterpillar tracks, 2x60kW power and weighs in at around 2 tonnes. Designed to operate in the extreme conditions of Antarctica, it can carry three people, as well as luggage and equipment. It has a range of approximately 45 km and a speed of 20 km/h in realistic operating conditions.