July 12, 2021/October 18, 2021
97 days · 57.000 km · 628 VW Dealers
On 13th of July 2021, world record driver and owner of Challenge4.de, Rainer Zietlow, started with cameraman Derek Collins at the VW headquarter in Herndon, VA. The team began an almost 100-day long epic road trip through the USA in the new and fully electric vehicle VW ID.4 with the 77kWh (net) battery capacity. The route followed counterclockwise through each of the 48 continental states of the U.S. From the East Coast across the Mid-West to the West Coast and back to the starting point in Herndon, VA, Rainer Zietlow and his co-pilot visited 628 Volkswagen dealers along their route. Relying heavily on Electrify America stations for recharging the VW ID.4, the team charged in total at 208 EA charging stations. On 18th of October 2021 the VW ID.4 USA Tour team finally achieved a new Guinness World Record by driving 35,770 miles continuously in one country with an EV car, which has more than doubled the last record. The Guinness World Records certificate was handed over by an official GWR adjuster in Washington, DC. As with each of his tours, Rainer Zietlow supported also this time the international charity organization SOS-Children’s Villages, by donating 10 US cents per each mile driven to the SOS-Children Village in Coconut Creek, FL.