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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle sets a new Guinness World Record

Volkswagen ID.4 EV USA tour team set Guinness World Record for longest journey by EV in a single country®

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) continues to impress the world with its impressive electric range. And now VW ID.4 has become a part of the Guinness World Records. We at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville, WI, are proud of the incredible feat achieved by the ID.4 EV USA tour team and cannot wait to share the details with you. Keep reading below to learn more.

Longest journey by EV in a single country

Image showing the blue VW ID.4 EV used by the Volkswagen ID.4 USA tour team parked on a trail overlooking trees and mountains in the great outdoors.

In a press release, Volkswagen of America announced that long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow and photographer Derek Collins concluded their world record-setting cross-country road trip in the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV. The duo has traveled more than 35,000 miles and visited 628 VW dealerships across 48 states in the US, thus setting a new world record.

Zietlow and Collins began the cross-country Volkswagen ID.4 EV USA tour 100 days ago. They started from Herndon, VA, with a mission to visit more than 600 VW dealerships in the ID.4. When they arrived at their final stop at the Volkswagen Group of America headquarters in Herndon, VA, they had clocked in more than 35,000 miles on the ID.4, setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous journey by electric vehicle (non-solar) in a single country. They broke the previous record by more than double.

The duo made 208 stops for recharging the ID.4 battery at Electrify America charging stations by the end of their journey.

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2021 VW ID.4 electric drive range and fast charging

This remarkable feat goes to show the incredible reliability and range of the ID.4 1st Edition, which has an EPA estimated total range of 250 miles. The ID.4 is also equipped with fast charging capability with a maximum rate of 125kW. The ID.4 can charge to deliver up to 60 miles in about 10 minutes at a public DC fast charger, and 5% to 80% in about 38 minutes at a public DC fast charger.

Find the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV in Janesville, WI

Are you impressed by the Volkswagen ID. 4’s feat? Check out our online inventory or give us a call today to learn more about financing and availability. You can also schedule a test drive or stop by to get a firsthand experience of the ID.4 near Janesville, WI.