Harting supports US EV trip to Guiness World Record
Professional long distance driver, and founder of event agency Challenge4, Rainer Zietlow, along with photographer Derek Collins, have successfully completed the longest journey by an electric vehicle in a single country. Travelling over 35,000 miles in 97 days across 48 states in the USA in a Volkswagen ID.4 EV, they beat the previous record two times over. Underlining its commitment to sustainability and the reduction of CO2 emissions and their impact on climate change, Harting actively supported the challenge.
As a Tier 1 supplier of electric cables to VW, Harting supports the transition to e-mobility with its robust, reliable and user-friendly charging solutions and connectors for e-vehicles.
“The record not only documents the reliability of the ID.4, but also the availability of the charging infrastructure in the US,” said Zietlow, who had stopped at 208 charging stations by the end of the tour.
Jon DeSouza, managing director of Harting Americas, said: “We know that one of the biggest barriers to switching to electric vehicles is the concern that there will not be enough charging stations available or that the vehicles themselves are not suitable for long-distance journeys. We’re here to prove that an electric vehicle is a viable solution, whether you’re only driving short distances or off on a road trip across the country. The technology is there. The infrastructure is in place.”
Marco Grinblats, managing director of Harting Automotive, added: “We need strong statements like this to advance electromobility even further. Congratulations to the whole team. We are looking forward to future opportunities to demonstrate the performance of our e-mobility solutions.”
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