Lotus constructs Concept Ice Vehicle for Antarctic operations

After the gray terrain, it’s the White terrain gaining imperative significance as a region of development. If that wasn’t too comprehensible, Lotus is developing the Concept Ice Vehicle (CIV) to aid the research for the Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition. The propeller-driven, bio-fuel powered vehicle measures 4.5 meters in length as well as width and holds an independent suspension all around. The lucrative part is the ice-penetrating radar that helps in detecting crevasses and it’s a lightweight dress that allows one man to cart it across difficult terrain, which is particularly useful for mission-oriented explorers. It’s also got a ‘spiked foot’ under the cockpit (inspired by footwear technology) probably for stopping on icy terrain.

If the CIV is way over the top for you, then take a look at the Econoline vehicles with 44” monster tires for making a chilly trip across the white deserts. Also check out the photo gallery of the CIV and two videos of the CIV where it looks no different than a three-legged insect taking a fleeting crawl on ice.

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