Before you get too excited that if you buy a Skoda Fabia Greenline you’ll never have to worry about fuel again, we have to point out this record has been achieved economy driving world champion Gerhard Plattner.
So you won’t be getting this amazing fuel economy of 2.2 liter per 100 km (127.8 mpg) which given the 45 liter tank was good for a distance of 2,006 km (1.246 miles) – from Austria to Denmark and back – but you can count of the car’s official figures of 3.4 l/100 km (83.1 mpg). That is still very impressive.
The refuelling, as well as Plattner’s whole trip, were supervised by International Police Motor Corporation (IPMC) that also sealed the fuel tank before Plattner set out from Reutte.
Dr. Eckhard Scholz, head of technical development forŠkoda Auto, 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.”
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.”