- Two-person team traveled more than 35,000 miles and visited 628 Volkswagen dealerships across 48 states in 2021 ID.4 EV
- Vehicle joins Volkswagen’s “Building an Electric Future” exhibit, which debuted in November 2019
- The exhibit gives an inside look at future mobility through use of vehicles, design models and specially-created video
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen is pleased to announce today that the 2021 ID.4 EV USA tour vehicle that completed a record-setting journey across the U.S. is now part of the “Building an Electric Future” exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The multimedia exhibit, which opened to the public in November 2019, celebrates Volkswagen’s rich and impactful history, both globally and locally, and showcases the design and construction of the vehicles of tomorrow.
Long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow and photographer Derek Collins began their journey in July 2021 and approximately three months later reached their final stop at Volkswagen Group of America headquarters in Herndon, VA. The team set a record for the longest journey by an EV in a single country.
The exhibit consists of five rooms showcasing how Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix, or MEB platform, was engineered, the variety of models that are being planned, the uniquely flexible nature of the platform and how the vehicles will be assembled. Through the incorporation of multimedia features in each room, visitors have a variety of engaging ways to visualize new challenges faced by modern automakers and explore what driving will look like in the future. The final room of the exhibit will now include the Volkswagen ID.4 EV USA tour vehicle and give visitors an inside look at the company’s first all-electric SUV.
“Building an Electric Future” is the feature installation under the “Driving Toward Tomorrow” series of exhibits at the Petersen. The series addresses the automobile industry’s current work on the future of transportation design and displays actual concept vehicles being developed by a global selection of automobile manufacturers.
To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, please visit www.petersen.org. For more information about Volkswagen electric concept vehicles, please visit www.vw.com/electric-concepts/.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit Petersen.org.
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