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ŠKODA continues to CNG-offensive with a new model Octavia G-TEC

When expanding family of ecological models, ŠKODA puts increasing emphasis on cars powered by natural gas. Already be on the Czech market order new model Skoda Octavia G-TEC and ŠKODA Octavia Combi G-TEC. This offer CNG cars ŠKODA grew to three models. Citigo city car powered by natural gas to European markets successfully sold by the end of 2012.

"With the new G-TEC Octavia and Octavia Combi G-TEC will be our model range even more environmentally friendly," says Dr. Frank Welsch, a member of the Board of ŠKODA AUTO for technical development. "Powered by natural gas is meaningful ecological technology Engine and today is available with a good price-performance ratio. This fulfills the desires of our customers who are interested in the environmental, economical and affordable cars at the same time, "adds Dr. Welsch.

Putting Octavia G-TEC and Octavia Combi G-TEC on the market will be gradually since June 2014 in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. On the Czech market, both models can be ordered now.

Bivalent turbocharged motor 1,4 kW TSI/81 Green tec to roll up 1,330 km

Model Skoda Octavia G-TEC and ŠKODA Octavia Combi G-TEC are equipped with a turbocharged 1.4 TSI engine. Aggregates of 81 kW (110 hp) is able to burn both petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas ie - compressed natural gas). The standard for this model is packet Green tec with Start-Stop system and brake energy recuperation. Modern unit meets EU 6 limits, which come into force in September 2014.

The range of the new model Octavia G-TEC is admirable: When running on CNG miss the G-TEC Octavia and Octavia Combi G-TEC on one fill-up to 410 km. Consumption is 5.4 m3 (3.5 kg) of natural gas per 100 km, which corresponds to emissions of just 97 g CO2/km. When driving on petrol car has range of up to 920 km. With full tanks and Octavia G-TEC cover a total of up to 1,330 km.

With all thrift Octavia G-TEC does not come or simply the pleasure of driving. Maximum torque of 200 Nm reaches the engine in the range of 1 500 to 3500 min-1. ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 195 km / h

Both the natural gas tanks have a total volume of 97 liters, respectively. 15 kg of natural gas at a pressure of 200 bar. They are mounted on a special frame under the cargo floor. Thanks to the convenient location of the tanks is not limited to the generous interior space. I Octavia natural gas offers a high travel comfort and plenty of space. The luggage compartment holds 460 liters (Octavia), respectively. 480 liters (Octavia Combi).

Successful ŠKODA Citigo G-TEC: More than 1,900 cars sold

Since October 2012 the city car Citigo menu powered by natural gas. Small and environmentally friendly car in its class sets new standards in terms of friendliness of natural resources. In hardly any other car in this segment can travel so comfortably, safely and at the same time environmentally friendly, as in the model Citigo powered by natural gas.

The car consumes only 4.4 m3 (2.9 kg) of natural gas per 100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 79 g / km. The total range is 620 km (400 km for gas, 220 km on petrol). As in the case of the Octavia G-TEC are in this car gas tank located under the cargo floor, right next to desetilitrové petrol tank.

Sales Citigo G-TEC is developing well. Since its launch, Škoda its customers more than 1,900 of these cars, of which ¥ 1,300 in 2013.

In Germany last year was the car Citigo G-TEC together with Volkswagen Group siblings Association Verkehrs Club Deutschland (VCD) declared the greenest car of the year.
Attention last year attracted a record unconventional journey, during which he finished in August 2013 Austrian champion Gerhard Plattner economical driving the car Citigo G-TEC for five days from Vicenza Italy to Stockholm, Sweden with an average consumption of 2.39 kg of natural gas per 100 km.

Natural gas: Ecological and economical alternative

Natural gas is clean. Emissions are not only odorless, but also contain less harmful than emissions from the combustion of petrol or diesel. Thanks to the favorable ratio of carbon and hydrogen in methane is reduced emissions of carbon dioxide during combustion. CO2 emissions compared to combustion of gasoline dropping to about 23%, the amount of hydrocarbons in methane then a full 73%. Compared to the petrol engine produces natural gas engines, about 80% less carbon monoxide and 80% less nitrogen oxides. With a closed system also no emissions during fueling.

Another advantage of the natural gas-powered vehicles are substantially lower operating costs. Natural gas is compared to gasoline by up to 60% cheaper compared to diesel fuel by approximately 40%. In some European countries are in addition to procurement of a natural gas also provided tax benefits.

Source: tz Škoda

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