Rainer Zietlow and his team were able to set a Guinness World Record for electric vehicles with 5,816 metres of altitude. They drove a VW ID.4 GTX up the world’s highest passable mine road at the Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia.
“This world record underscores the performance capabilities of electric vehicles such as the VW ID.4 GTX,” said Rainer Zietlow, Challenge4 Director. “On the difficult terrain we encountered getting to the top of the Uturuncu volcano, robust wheels were crucial for a safe journey.”
The wheels used by the team, as Zietlow complimented, were supplied by Maxion Wheels and designed with their weight and durability in mind. Mark Gerardts, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing at Maxion Wheels, explains: “Electric cars such as the VW ID.4 GTX are enabling a generation shift in vehicle design and sustainability, driving demand for greener wheel options. We believe low-carbon steel wheels can play an important role in the shift to zero-carbon mobility as the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly wheel option.”
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