An Austrian economy driving specialist by the name of Gerhard Plattner has achieved an amazing 1,246 miles (2,006km ) on a single 45 litre tank of fuel in a Skoda Fabia GreenLine.
Starting in Austria, he drove to Denmark and back to achieve this impressive feat. The result of his effort is a record-low consumption achieved by the Fabia GreenLine – 127.8mpg - although the model's official consumption figure is 83.1mpg (combined ). The Austria-based economy driving world champion used Germany's longest motorway, the A7, for his trip.
Dr Eckhard Scholz, head of technical development for Skoda 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.”
The trip was supervised by the International Police Motor Corporation which also sealed the fuel tank before Plattner set out from Reutte.
Plattner said: “The Skoda 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."