Monaco's Venturi has unveiled a fully-powered electric vehicle dedicated to scientific missions in Antarctica to avoid causing any pollution there.
The electric car is called Antarctica and is scheduled to begin testing in the polar regions of northern Canada in March 2019.
"When I visited dozens of scientific stations in Antarctica in 2009, I noticed that they were not equipped with clean cars," Prince Albert II told AFP.
"This market is very specific, but if we succeed in making useful and durable electric cars that can withstand the frost, they may have other uses, including the military."
In 2006, the Principality of Monaco established an institution on behalf of the environment.
Gildo Pastor, director of Venturi Automobil, said the batteries could withstand temperatures below 50 degrees below zero.