September 28, 2020/November 27, 2020

65 days · 28.000 km · 1500 stops

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Rainer Zietlow, the German world record driver, and his co-driver Dominic Brüner started at the end of September 2020 on a two-month journey through Germany. The vehicle: a VW ID.3 Pro S1 with 77 kWh battery capacity (net). The stops: 650 charging stations with more than 60 kW charging capacity. With a total distance of 28,198 km in just 65 days, the long-distance capabilities of the new Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen's We Charge charging service were demonstrated.


The marathon drive led from Oberstdorf, Germany's southernmost town, crisscrossing Germany. It was calculated by the Institute for Transport Logistics (ITL) at the Technical University of Dortmund and ended at the country's northernmost parking lot, west of List on the island of Sylt. Students from Stuttgart Media University (HdM) provided daily texts, photos and videos from the route.