A Skoda Fabia GreenLine has completed 1,246 miles on a single 45-litre tank of fuel, equating to an average fuel consumption of 127.8 mpg.
Starting in Reutte, Austria, Austrian economy driving specialist Gerhard Plattner drove to Bov, Denmark and back. He achieved a record-economy figure for the Fabia GreenLine – 127.8 mpg. The model’s official consumption figure is 83.1 mpg (combined). The Austria-based economy driving world champion used Germany’s longest motorway, the A7, for his trip from Austria to Denmark and back.
Dr. Eckhard Scholz, head of technical development for Skoda, said: “We work hard to reduce the fuel consumption in our vehicles. The primary goal of these efforts is to offer efficient technology in all of our models at affordable prices, and our second-generation GreenLine models meet this requirement perfectly. The Fabia GreenLine is going to show what can be achieved by combining refined technology with economy driving.”
The trip was supervised by the International Police Motor Corporation (IPMC) who also sealed the fuel tank before Plattner set out from Reutte.
Gerhard Plattner, said: “The Škoda GreenLine models are perfect for fuel-efficient driving. In light of the current fuel prices, not only is that important for one’s own wallet, but also for lowering environmental pollution. With a fuel consumption well below the specified norm, I want to show that besides the car manufacturers, every driver can contribute to further reduce this environmental pollution. It already starts with small details such as the proper tyre pressure.”
In 2010, Skoda UK completed a record year achieving registrations of over 41,000, up 10.5% when compared to the previous year, whilst also reaching a record 2% market share.