Gallery: Lotus’ Bio-fueled IceCraft Glides Across the Antarctic


With winter well on its way and snow flurries sweeping the nation, we couldn’t contain our excitement for this sleek bio-fueled Concept Ice Vehicle. Designed and developed by Kieron Bradley and polar guide Jason de Carteret, the custom-made vehicle runs on renewable fuel and is intended to assist the Moon-Regan Trans Antarctic Expedition to scout for hidden crevasses and rough terrain. The brave explorers see the CIV as an opportunity to educate the world about the benefits of greener fuels, even in the face of sub-zero temperatures!

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  1. AtHomewithKimVallee December 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I imagine this in a future James Bond movie.

  2. fritter December 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    the first time they find one of those unexpected crevasses, it’s gonna flip over forwards!

    Looks like one cold ride without a full windshield…

  3. WBrooke December 2, 2008 at 11:04 am

    This is very reminiscent of the snow-planes that were used in the Canadian Prairies during the winters. In the 1920’s and 30’s the rural roads would be impassable in winter and people would get around cross-country in vehicles with skis and a rear propeller.

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