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Fully electric, it just doesn't give up: positive half-time scorecard for the ID.3 Germany tour

“We’re getting a lot of curious looks and are often spoken to by interested onlookers, especially at the fast-charging stations,” says Rainer Zietlow, looking back at the first 350 stops he has made. “You can see that e-mobility is a major topic and that there’s a lot of demand for information.” Along with his co-driver, this driver from Mannheim wants to use his two-month tour through the Republic to make an assessment of Germany’s current situation in terms of available charging infrastructure.

For example, it’s interesting to see that we are using the least energy in city traffic, of all places, where combustion engines of conventional cars consume the most fuel. In our ID.3 this is 15 kWh for every 100 km. Depending on the provider, this is equivalent to electricity costs of about four euros. On average, we’re using just under 20 kWh. Even though the focus of the marathon driver duo is mostly on making their way from one fast charging station to the next according to the tour plan set out by the Institute for Transport Logistics (ITL) at the Dortmund Technical University, the team does get some time to stretch their legs. “On one of the transfer days, we drove 420 km in one stretch without stopping to charge.”

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