Arctic bus passed tests in Arctic
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Arctic bus passed tests in Arctic

October 13, 2022

At first, the Ural automobile plant plans to produce up to 300-500 all-terrain vehicles per year.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A pilot sample of an all-terrain vehicle for the Arctic by the Miass Ural automobile plant, South Ural State University and Bauman Moscow Technical University passed 8.5 thousand kilometers while testing it.

Journalists tried it for the first time and shared their impressions, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. The car rises above the ground by almost two meters. Inside, the insulated all-terrain vehicle is almost no different from a regular bus, just the windows are smaller. There are seating tables for dining. The machine is capable of overcoming 600 kilometers without refueling in harsh Arctic conditions.

Specially designed tires dampen almost all vibration. According to the chief designer Arkady Maltsev, the tires provide high cross-country ability on viscous soil and snow. In addition, they do not harm the vegetation, which recovers in the Arctic for decades.

Independent heaters provide heating and work even when the engine is off. They can heat the interior for three to four days.

The all-terrain vehicle can stay in a polynya on the surface of the water for about an hour and overcomes water obstacles 1.5 meters deep.

The car is awaited in the oil and gas and forest industries, and also in the Ministry of Emergencies. In mass production, which is scheduled to begin next year, the plant will release the basic model of the Arctic bus. At first, Ural will produce up to 300-500 such Arctic all-terrain vehicles per year.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov and media center AP Ural

October 13, 2022

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