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Volkswagen Canada celebrates Guinness World Record for fewest charges with ID.4 EV

August 18, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Photo: CNW Group/Volkswagen Canada Inc.

AJAX — On August 16, adventure driver, Rainer Zietlow celebrated his Guinness World Record for crossing Canada with the fewest charges of an electric vehicle at a celebration with employees at Volkswagen Canada Headquarters.

Zietlow and his cameraman, Elric Popp, departed St. John’s, NL in a Volkswagen ID.4 EV on July 25, and together in their ID.4, they traversed 7,133 km over the course of seven days making 18 charging stops along the way before concluding their journey on August 1 in Victoria, B.C.

Rainer is currently making another cross-country journey in the opposite direction of his Guinness World Record trek to stop at all 145 Volkswagen Canada dealers along the way.

“The Volkswagen family is thrilled to celebrate Rainer’s new Guinness World Record,” said Pierre Boutin, President and CEO of Volkswagen Canada. “Our ID.4 SUV proved to be the ideal companion for this adventure, providing the comfort, space and range necessary to tackle the thousands of kilometres separating the country’s east and west coast. We are excited that availability of the ID.4 model continues to expand so more Canadians can undertake their own electric adventures around the country.”

In 2024, Volkswagen will add the ID.7 sedan and ID.Buzz to its lineup, broadening its EV portfolio.

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