EcoFuel World Tour


Names: Rainer Zietlow, Falk Gunold, Florian Hilpert and Franz Janusiewicz
Home Country: Germany

Name of Trip: EcoFuel World Tour

Destination/Purpose of the Trip: To drive around the world in a Volkswagen Caddy EcoFuel that runs on compressed natural gas.

Why natural gas:
It is a globally available fuel that constitutes a real alternative to conventional fuel types. It contains lower volumes of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and soot particles than petrol or diesel-driven vehicles.

Date left home: October 23, 2006
Date returned home: April 13, 2007
Days on the road: 168

Kilometres Driven: 45,788
Continents driven through: 5

Savings calculated using natural gas instead of regualr gas:: 3,099.85 Euros
Distance able to drive without re-fueling: 2,500 kilometres.

Roadtrip sponsors: Volkswagen, Panasonic, Nikon, Michelin and numerous others

EcoFuel World Tour Website: www.ecofuel-world-tour.com