A team of engineers and explorers will soon head out on the very-first expedition to the South Pole using zero fuel fuels, traversing over 1,000-miles of inhospitable terrain to “demonstrate what humanity is capable of achieving on zero fossil fuels.”
The team says there was intentional irony in modifying a vehicle viewed by many as the epitome of consumer waste and inefficiency. Zero South fitted the H1 SUVs with biofuel engines and a pair of electric motors coupled to both the front and rear differentials, modified the suspension, and swapped out the tires for continuos tracks (aka tank tread) at all four corners.
They might not be as fast as some of the other H1s we’ve seen, but they are fully capable of flying through snow and rough terrain.
The expedition also included scientists will also be able to analysis and perform tests out of the back of the Hummer.
The trek has been purposeful laid out to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition. While the intrepid explorer was forced to make due with sleds and dogs, Zero South hopes to achieve the milestone in two of the most purpose-built, badass Hummer H1s we’ve ever seen.