German adventure driver, Rainer Zietlow and his cameraman, Elric Popp, departed St. John’s, NL in a Volkswagen ID.4 EV on a sunny July 25th. Seven days, 7,133 km and just 18 charging stops later, they have a new Guinness World Record to add to their collection.
Their journey ended in darkness at the 0 km marker of the trans-Canada highway in Victoria, B.C., and helps serve notice that EV drivers are fully capable of making long, exciting trips throughout the country.
Volkswagen’s ID.4 SUV proved to be the ideal companion for their adventure, providing the comfort, space and range necessary to tackle the thousands of kilometres separating the country’s east and west coast.
Rainer will now make the cross-country journey in the opposite direction. Instead of chasing a new record, he will make stops at all 145 Volkswagen Canada dealers along the way to share the exciting details of his trip.