Austrian economy driving specialist Gerhard Plattner has achieved 1, 246 miles (2, 006 km) on a single 45 litre tank of fuel in a Škoda Fabia GreenLine.
Importantly, its standard CO2 output is just 89g/km and its combined fuel consumption is just 3.4L/100km. The car is only available as a five speed manual. Its 0-100km/h time is 12.6 seconds, so it’s definitely not quick – but it is very economical as Gerhard Plattner proved.
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. To ensure the trip was as smooth and as stop-free as possible, he used Germany’s longest motorway, the A7.
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.”