Skoda GreenLine hits economy record

Gerhard Plattner, the world economy driving champion, has notched up a new fuel-efficiency record of 127.8 mpg for a Skoda Fabia GreenLine.

The Austrian drove the GreenLine 1,246 miles on a 45-litre tank - from Reutte in his home country to Bov in Denmark and back.

He managed to beat the ultra-efficient Skoda model's official combined consumption figure of 83.1 mpg by a considerable margin.

Plattner's journey took him along the A7 in Germany, the country's longest motorway. The International Police Motor Corporation supervised the feat, ensuring that the car's fuel tank was sealed before the start of the trip.

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," he added.

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