A new vehicle, powered by the sun and made out of plastic waste, is set to explore Antarctica.

A team from Clean2Antarctica have built a vehicle, named the Solar Voyager, to explore Antarctica to learn from the continent’s sustainable nature.

The Solar Voyager is built from plastic waste and is powered by the sun by ten solar panels to ensure the journey is sustainable. The vehicle is lightweight and has vacuum pipes that can melt the ice. It weighs around 1,485 kilograms and is 16 metres long.

The expedition, starting in November, will begin at Antarctica’s base camp and from there the explorers will make a journey of 2,400 kilometres across an icy desert to the South Pole and back.

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