Churchill, Manitoba, is a staging ground of sorts for polar bears. The bears hang tight there, waiting for sea ice to form on Hudson Bay each winter so that they can go for a hunt for seals.
While they wait, a lucky few people get to visit with them each year via organized tours. And now, one tour operator will allow them to do so in an electric so-called “Tundra Buggy.” Frontiers North Adventures have created an electric vehicle fit for the sub-Arctic.
The new vehicle is a relatively small contribution on a global scale to reducing emissions. But in a world where every ton of carbon dioxide not dumped in the atmosphere matters, the new buggy is a benefit. It shows EVs can work just about anywhere, which is good news for the polar bears whose continued existence banks on humanity to get its shit together.