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Guinness World Record:

Longest Journey by Car Using Alternative Fuel


  1. -Distance to beat: 38,137 km (23,697.19 miles) by Rainer Zietlow, Florian Hilpert, Falk Gunold, Franz Janusiewicz (all Germany) with a Volkswagen Caddy EcoFuel using natural gas - 15 October 2006

  2. -The Second attempt was underway in November 12th, 2009 where they drove 175 days taking Tyson Jerry along with Cloe Whittaker into the Guinness world record books on May 4th 2010.  The entire journey spanning 255 days took Driven to Sustain into 3 different countries, 6 provinces, 2 territories, and over 35 states.  Whittaker and Jerry visited hundreds of schools across the continent speaking to over 10,000 students in person and tens of millions on the airwaves and print in North America about environmental sustainability.


  1. -Our achevement: 48,535 km set on May 4th, 2010

  2. -Date broken old record: March 22nd, 2010 (View Press Release)

- Our initial Goal: 45,000 km


The Vehicle:

Mitsubishi Delica

- The Fuel: straight waste vegetable oil (WVO, SVO)

- Fuel Economy: 22.6 miles per gallon - 12.5 litres per 100 km - 8 kilometers per litre


The Itinerary:

- Duration: 6 months (second attempt only)

- View our proposed itinerary

- View our proposed route


The Reason:

  1. -Learning and raising awareness about sustainable living and environmental awareness

  2. -A world record attempt to learn about and share information for the promotion of healthy sustainable living choices.

  3. -Filming the journey to create a documentary

  4. -Teaching in schools along the way

A world record attempt to learn about and share information for the promotion of healthy sustainable living choices.

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New York Press Release March 22nd, 2010

New York Media Advisory March 22nd, 2010

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