From Germany to Chile
All packed up and ready to go. In March 2022, the VW ID.4 GTX boards the “Cartagena Express”, leaving the Port of Hamburg and setting sail for San Antonio, Chile.
Arrival in Chile
After seven weeks on sea, the VW ID.4 GTX safely reaches the Port of San Antonio in Chile. Time to unpack!
From Santiago, Chile to Quetena Chico, Bolivia
Go time! At the end of April, the VW ID.4 GTX sets off on its 2,500-kilometer journey from Santiago, Chile to Quetena Chico, Bolivia. After 10 days, more than 35 hours on the road, and several battery charges along the way, the team arrives at its destination and sets camp at the base of the Uturuncu volcano.
Preparing for the World Record Drive
Over the next few days, the team carefully prepares for the world record drive, including helping the local community to restore an old mining road leading to the Uturuncu volcano.
Reliable, Robust Steel Wheels
The climb to the top can be rough. To keep the VW ID.4 GTX on track, it needs reliable, robust and sustainable steel wheels – made by Maxion Wheels.
Setting a New World Record
Ready, set, go! At 7 a.m., the world record drive begins. 5,800 altitude meters, all-electric, the Uturuncu volcano looming in the distance.
New Guinness World Record
We did it! Our Maxion steel wheels carried the electric VW ID.4 GTX safely to the top of the Uturuncu vulcano, setting a new Guinness World Record for driving to the highest altitude in an all-electric vehicle!
Impressions from the World-record Drive
Along breathtaking landscapes and mountain ranges, we wind our way over rickety bridges, sandy terrain, sharp turns, narrow roads and steep slopes to the summit of Uturuncu Volcano.
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