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The TV couple drives all-electric through Tyrol Road movie with Andrea Sawatzki & Christian Berkel in the ID.5 GTX

Road movie with Andrea Sawatzki & Christian Berkel

They are TV’s power couple: Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel. Both actors. Both best-selling authors. They hit the road together in Austria – fully-electric and virtually CO2 neutral. Testing the ID.5, Volkswagen’s first electric SUV coupé, and the sporty ID.5 GTX. The idyllic mountain roads around the Wilder Kaiser in Ellmau provided the backdrop, as Sawatzki and Berkel checked out the qualities and practicality of the all-rounder, whilst at the same time discussing e-mobility, sustainability and equality in an interview.

How was your test drive with the ID.5 in the mountains?

What experience do you have so far of e-mobility?

ID.5 GTX, Christian Berkel and his wife Andrea Sawatzki
Generating 220 kW / 299 PS, the ID.5 GTX accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and has a range of up to 490 kilometres (WLTP)
Christian Berkel and Andrea Sawatzki in the VW ID.5 GTX
Alpine backdrop: Andrea Sawatzki and her husband Christian Berkel are impressed with the technology and comfort of the ID.5 GTX
Road movie in the ID.5: TV power couple Christian Berkel & Andrea Sawatzki at the wheel

The ID.5 GTX is a picture of sportiness. Who is the sportiest driver?

And who is the better passenger?

Christian Berkel and Andrea Sawatzki
Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel have been ambassadors of Volkswagen for many years
In my opinion, the switch from combustion to e-mobility needs to happen as quickly as possible.”
Christian Berkel

What are your car journeys like? Do you have snacks with you? Do you listen to music or an audio book?

The ID.5 has many technical features. Which have particularly impressed you?

ID.5, charging station
The ID.5 Pro Performance can charge its batteries from 5% to 80% SOC in 29 minutes, after which it can cover up to 320 kilometres

What role does sustainability play in your life? In what areas, outside of mobility, do you pay particular attention to sustainability?

How do people react to you driving electric cars?

International vehicle presentation
International vehicle presentation: Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX

Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX

What do your sons make of e-mobility?

ID.5 GTX, Tyrol, Wilder Kaiser
Panoramic view of the Wilder Kaiser in the Tyrol during a test drive with the ID.5 GTX