Volkswagen ID.4 USA Tour sets up a new Guinness World Records® title on Hankook EV tires
– The new electric car from Volkswagen completed its 35,000-mile tour through all 48 bordering US states in all-electric mode on Hankook’s Kinergy AS EV tires.
– The tour set up the Guinness World Records title for longest electric vehicle (non-solar) ride in a single country.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The world’s leading tire company Hankook tires has successfully completed the “Volkswagen ID.4: Great Roadshow through the US” with its Kinergy AS EV tire, which is specific to electric vehicles. The tour team has newly established a Guinness World Records title for the longest electric car ride (not solar) in a single country with an electric vehicle, breaking the previous record of 2019.
from July 13th to October 18th, the new electric car from Volkswagen, VW ID.4 EV, drove purely electrically through all 48 contiguous US states. Truck drivers Rainer Zietlow, who took part in the “Volkswagen ID.3 Germany Tour” last year, joined in again to create another legacy with the photographer Derek Collins sit next to him. Hankook Tire, which also sponsored the Germany tour last year with the delivery of its tires, once again supported the success of the United States of America Tour with its Kinergy AS EV tires in the dimensions 235 / 55R19 at the front and 255 / 50R19 at the rear.
The tour started at the VW headquarters in Herndon, Virginia where it found its way through the northern part of the US to the west coast. On the way, VW ID.4 622 visited Volkswagen dealers and three Hankook Tire dealers: Tire Rack in South curve, Ind., Discount tires in Phoenix, Ariz., and Les Schwab in Redmond, Ore. It also visited the Hankook Tennessee plant in Clarksville, Tenn. before returning via a southern route to the. of the Volkswagen Group of America Virginia Investment as the ultimate goal. By the end of the tour, the travelers made 208 stops at Electrify America charging stations.
Upon arrival at the final stop, Guinness World Records announced that the team had been awarded the title for the longest continuous ride in an electric vehicle (non-solar) in a single country. He broke the previous record of the “Volkswagen ID.3 Germany Tour” by more than doubling the mileage.
“Breaking this record is proof of the reliability of the VW ID.4 and Hankook’s Kinergy AS EV tires, which offered low rolling resistance and allowed me to stop at fewer charging stations and ride this tour with confidence,” said Rainer Zietlow, Driver and founder of Challenge4. “From the desert terrain in Nevada to the heavy rain in Oregon and windy parts of the Midwest, Hankook’s Kinergy AS EV tires provided the grip I needed, as well as the superior stability and handling that made their performance essential to the success of this tour. “
Hankook Tire’s Kinergy AS EV, fitted to the vehicle throughout the journey, is a tire equipped with world-class technology to complement the unique properties of electric vehicles. It provides an extremely quiet environment optimized for electric vehicles by applying techniques that reduce the noise generated by tires and road. Its special block design offers superior driving performance at the level of ultra-high-performance tires, while the profile maintains the optimum grip force in order to bring the high instantaneous torque of an electric motor onto the road without loss. In addition, a new compound and silica reinforcement with increased dispersibility improves wear resistance.
“As a long-standing Challenge4 and Volkswagen tire partner, Hankook Tire is very proud to be part of the record moment and we would like to congratulate the team on this new achievement,” said Bottom lee, President and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology. “Knowing that this trip will require tires that can withstand a wide variety of conditions in different parts of the country, we were confident to take on that role with our EV specific tire as it offers exceptional grip and handling as well as improved durability low rolling resistance. “
Hankook Tire has steadily expanded its presence in the tire segment for electric vehicles through forward-looking investments in R&D and the use of leading technology. With its Kinergy AS EV and Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tires, the company not only equips leading electric vehicles, but will also be selected as the exclusive tire supplier for the “ABB FIA Formula E World Series” from the 2022/23 season. where the new, fully electric third generation racing cars compete in their own FIA world championship.
Your trip was recorded at vwid4-usatour.comwhere visitors to the website can view pictures and a map with the route of the tour.
About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the US tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook America markets and sells a full line of high-performance and ultra-high-performance passenger car tires, light truck and SUV tires, and medium-sized truck and bus tires in The United States. Hankook Tire America is a subsidiary of Hankook & Company Co., Ltd., a Forbes Global 2000 company based in Seoul, Korea.
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