Fering Pioneer is a 4000-mile capable off-roader
A new British firm has created a low-emission 'adventure vehicle' which it says is good for over 4,000 miles of off-road exploration without refuelling. The Fering Pioneer uses a range extender configuration and long-range fuel tanks to achieve the incredible distance, and is specifically being targeted at users looking to visit remote and very challenging locations with minimal support.
No bigger than a Transit van, the Pioneer is underpinned by an aluminium spaceframe chassis, but doesn't use conventional body panels. Where necessary it deploys 'tough fabric' - apparently similar to the canvas used in hiking boots - which shrugs off damage and can be easily replaced. This helps keeps the weight down, too - Fering claims a 1,500kg dry weight for the car.
That's good going when you consider the …
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