Exploring Antarctica just got a whole lot easier with the unveiling of the finalized Venturi Antarctica vehicle that will offer scientists unparalleled support as they brave the harsh conditions. The vehicle sports a zero-emissions design that will delicately traverse the landscape to prevent undue damage from being done as exploration and research is done. The unit is capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit and will travel at speeds up to 12.5mph for up to 28 miles with the integrated battery pack.
The vehicle was explained in further detail by Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi, who said, "Until now, researchers had to get around on foot in some areas, in order to avoid polluting them. Now, with the Venturi Antarctica, they will have access to an efficient, very maneuverable vehicle with excellent traction. Scientists will be able to carry out their research under optimum conditions, without polluting these sites where analysis requires molecular precision."
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