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LGES battery-powered VW EV sets Guinness World Record for driving at the highest altitude

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LG Energy Solution (became a part of history today, as Rainer Zietlow, a world-record driver, set another world record with an electric vehicle powered by LGES batteries.

Zietlow and his Challenge4 team set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the highest altitude achieved in electric cars, by driving up the dormant Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia, reaching 5,816 meters in altitude.

The team's vehicle of choice, the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, is powered by LGES's battery cells and modules that employ high energy density for long-distance driving, high-speed charging, and even high-altitude drives.

Zietlow's team successfully broke the previous record on May 18 and was awarded the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate in La Paz, Bolivia on May 23. Previously, in 2021, Zietlow achieved the title for the longest continuous journey by electric vehicle in a single country by driving through the U.S. with the VW ID.4.

The VW ID.4 is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), the first modular platform for electric vehicles designed by Volkswagen. Since 2016, LG Energy Solution and Volkswagen have collaborated in developing the MEB platform for I.D. Family, and it is currently being applied to both ID.3 and ID.4.

"Congratulations to Zietlow and his team for setting a new world altitude record with our batteries," said LG Energy Solution in a statement. "Their incredible accomplishment is yet another milestone added to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the longest EV journey achieved in 2021, which has already shown LGES battery's high endurance level. This altitude record once again serves as a proof of LGES battery-powered EV's outstanding performance, even in the harshest driving environment."

"Our goal was to show everyone the potential of electromobility by demonstrating how electric vehicles maintain their top level of performance even at extreme altitudes," said Zietlow. 

Author : Debi Dash
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