First leg ends at ANGVA 2009 Conference in Donghae, Korea
Natural gas long-distance world champion Rainer Zietlow has set off to tackle the two longest roads in the world, driving a VW Caddy Maxi EcoFuel fuelled with compressed natural gas (CNG). The two-part natural-gas marathon tour will comprise first driving from the Atlantic to the Pacific and then driving from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. Stretching over 40,000 kms, Zietlow and his team will drive the world‘s two longest roads – Russia‘s ‘Amur Transcontinental’ and the ‘Panamericana’.
The VW Caddy Maxi EcoFuel has a standard driving range of 600 kms. Zietlow can therefore traverse the greater part of Russia and the South American continent by travelling from one natural gas fuel station to the next. The range even suffices to drive across the USA from coast-to-coast without utilizing gasoline. Supplemental tanks have been built into Zietlow‘s Volkswagen for use exclusively in Central America and Siberia.
The first marathon tour, the “EcoFuel-Eurasia”, runs through the Eurasian continent and begins on October 4th, 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal. It leads from the Portuguese Atlantic coast via Moscow to Seoul and Tokyo where it ends on November 4rd, 2009. In South Korea the car will stop at ANGVA 2009, which commences in Donghae on 27th October.
Follow the progress of the intrepid natural gas travellers here.
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