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Nissan: Nissan LEAF AT-EV – Plug In Adventures goes ‘off a grid’ in an electric automobile with pioneering 10,000-mile Mongol Rally entry

LONDON – Electric automobile disciple Plug In Adventures has sum a specifically mutated Nissan LEAF that will be a initial all-electric automobile to enter a Mongol Rally*, pushing 10,000 miles (16,000 km) from a UK to Mongolia in summer 2017.

Dubbed a LEAF AT-EV (All Terrain Electric Vehicle), a automobile is formed on a customary 30kWh Nissan LEAF Acenta, that offers a operation of adult to 155 miles / 250 km on a singular charge**. Key modifications have been done to improved supply a automobile once it reaches a some-more remote tools of a journey.

The LEAF AT-EV has been propitious with Speedline SL2 Marmora wheels and Maxsport RB3 slight tires for improved opening on unblocked roads. Welded plates to a underside of a wishbones, braided stop lines, mudflaps and a 6mm aluminum sump ensure supplement serve insurance from severe terrain.

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A mutated roof shelve provides outmost storage and is propitious with a Lazer Triple-R 16 LED light bar to furnish 16,400 lumens of extra low-voltage brazen lighting during a remotest tools of a trip.

As a Mongol Rally isn’t a timed race, a entrants’ vehicles ideally yield prolonged stretch comfort. The interior modifications to a LEAF AT-EV have been focused on shortening weight and providing some-more storage space. The motorist and front newcomer area is unmodified detached from a further of rubber building mats. The behind quarrel of seats and behind seatbelts have been totally removed, contributing to a 32kg weight loss. A Fire Extinguisher and Medi Kit have also been integrated into a foot space.

The modifications to a LEAF AT-EV were carried out by RML Group, a heading high opening automotive engineering association formed in a UK.

“The Mongol Rally is a many severe electric automobile expostulate to date, yet it’s one we’ve been formulation for a array of years,” pronounced Chris Ramsey, owner of Plug In Adventures. “Not usually will we face a shrinking array of EV chargers a over easterly we go, a turf also becomes some-more formidable to navigate. Using a Nissan LEAF for this was an apparent decision. I’m informed with a car; it’s always been arguable and constant for me, and it has a largest network of quick charging options in Europe. As it will also accept a 240v Commando tie even in a remote areas when my fast-charge options are gone, we can still assign a battery and keep moving. This tour is about a transport experience, yet – not reaching a end in a quick time. we can’t wait to get out on a highway and deliver some-more people to a advantages of electric vehicles, whatever nation they’re from.”

Ramsey skeleton to make unchanging stops along a approach to foster a advantages of regulating an all-electric automobile to residents of a countries he’s flitting through. He’ll also be regulating a What3Words height to record a locations of some of a uncharted charging network, so that destiny EV drivers traversing a segment can advantage from accurate charging indicate locations.

“Since we launched a LEAF in 2010, a business have collectively driven over 3 billion kilometers, saving some-more than 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions in a process***,” pronounced Gareth Dunsmore, executive of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe. “Our ‘Electrify a World’ beginning connects stories from these people who are vital an electric lifestyle. Few Nissan LEAF owners have been some-more outspoken or achieved as Plug In Adventures during demonstrating that electric vehicles can do so most some-more than a daily commute. We extol this desirous pushing plea and wish them a protected and beguiling journey.”



About Plug In Adventures
Plug In Adventures was founded by Chris Ramsey in 2011 and was innate from a sum passion for tour and electric vehicles. Comprising a organisation of EV enthusiasts formed in Scotland, a aim is to rivet with a open in singular and opposite ways, championing all things EV-related.

Plug In Adventures is no foreigner to putting electric cars by epic drives. In Sep 2015, they took usually dual days to finish a 1,652-mile tour from John O’Groats to Land’s End and behind again in a Nissan LEAF 24kWh, regulating usually publicly accessible and giveaway EV charging points.

In Apr 2016 they finished a North Coast 500 in a LEAF 30kWh. The severe 516-mile nomadic track around a Highlands of Scotland is pitched as “Scotland’s answer to Route 66.”

The Mongol Rally is a perfection of this array of EV adventures that Chris sum for himself as training – all building to this poignant and severe journey.

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About a Mongol Rally
The Mongol Rally is a 10,000-mile gift expostulate opposite a mountains, dried and steppe of Europe and Asia. It takes place any summer and initial started in 2004. The eventuality is orderly by The Adventurists (, that run a array of events that have lifted £5million for gift to date. Each group in a Mongol Rally is approaching to lift a smallest of £1000 for charity.

The manners state that participants contingency expostulate a small, sub-1.0-liter engine automobile as it will make a eventuality some-more of a plea with a larger possibility of a relapse definition drivers can correlate with locals along a way. The expostulate is unsupported with no on a highway backup. Participants are approaching to get themselves out of trouble.

For 2017, The Adventurists have upheld Chris’ preference to enter a convene with a LEAF AT-EV, so that it can turn a initial electric automobile to try a tour and prominence a organization’s joining to sustainability and a environment.

The 2017 Mongol Rally launches on Sunday, Jul 16.

Notes to Editors:

 * Plug in Adventures – and not Nissan Motor (GB) – is exclusively entering and participating in this event.

 **NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) value

 *** Totals formed on estimates from Nissan’s Global Data Center (GDC) as of Mar 2017. The sum stretch trafficked and a volume of CO2 emissions saved by Nissan LEAFs globally is an arrogance formed on information collected from Nissan LEAFs purebred with NissanConnect EV, approximately 50 percent of sum sales globally.


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