VW ID.4 GTX Completes World Record-Setting Climb 5,791 M Up A Volcano - EV Motors

VW ID.4 GTX Completes World Record-Setting Climb 5,791 M Up A Volcano

The all-electric vehicle segment is hot these days. So, here‘s another piece of news that makes this segment further interesting. A VW ID.4 GTX has impressed everyone by setting a world record by climbing a volcano reaching an altitude of 5,791 m.

VW ID.4 GTX reaching the goal climbing to volcano
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This is not an ordinary ID.4 GTX. Rather it is equipped with special instruments from Monroe Intelligent Suspension CVSAe technology.

Who Set This Record?

Well, this title goes to Rainer Zietlow who is an adventure driver and this isn‘t the first time that he has set a world record. Rather this is the 5th Guinness World record for Zietlow.

More About VW ID.4

The VW ID.4 GTX is an SUV from the renowned German brand which was launched by the company with the motto “for the millions, not the millionaires“. It is extremely popular not just in Europe but also in China and North America.

VW ID.4 GTX model Germany
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The GTX version of the vehicle is a trim which is a bolstered version of the ID.4. It has additional features. Thus, it can perform significantly better than the base version due to its performance enhancements.

Regardless of which terrain the vehicle is used at, it performs incredibly thanks to the extra treatment that the company provides it. The GTX model however is not available in the North American market at least for now.

How Is Tenecco Linked To This?

The ID.4 that has recently come to the limelight has been upgraded by parts from Tenneco. The special Semi-Active suspension fitted on this particular vehicle is available for two VW ID models which are the ID.3 and ID.4.

Where Was This Record Set & What Is The Challenge4?

The task was performed in Chile and it would be unjust to say that the whole task was carried out by Rainer himself.

Rather he was a part of a team which took a twelve-day journey. This team dubbed the Challenge4 first went to Argentina and then to Bolivia and finally reached Chile for setting up this record.

It was able to reach the top of the volcano having its summit at 5,791 m on the 11th day of its journey.

This shows that the task was not an easy one and that Zietlow remained determined to achieve it throughout the whole expedition.

How Did They Recharge The EV On The Way?

As we all know that EVs, unlike ICE vehicles need to be charged using a source of electric supply. This leads us to the question that how did Zietlow and his team keep their VW ID.4 GTX charged in such remote locations.

VW ID.4 GTX charging at winter time
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Well, they had thought it through. This is why they used the Enel X Way Wall box network for charging purposes. The team had to recharge the ID.4 23 times during the 3,039 km journey.

That‘s A Lot Of Recharges

That averages out to just 132 kilometers after every charge which isn‘t impressive.

However, we need to take into consideration that the team would have been extra cautious to keep itself from getting into an unfavorable situation regarding EV charging.

Thus they might have tried to keep the vehicle topped up at most times so just in case any problem occurred with the charging mechanism, they had a safe range to operate.

Why Did Zietlow Get Into This Expedition?

Zietlow wanted to show how capable the electric vehicles of the modern-day have become.

He has been successful in this quest and his name is now circulating all over the EV platforms.

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