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Lower CO2 emissions for cars and improved efficiency of supply chain
‘GreenFuture’ strategy to include all sustainability programmes
New Octavia GreenLine is the most efficient ever with 86.0mpg and CO2 of 87g/km
48 ŠKODA models already under 120g/km, ten under 100g/km
ŠKODA production to use 25 per cent fewer resources
Mladá Boleslav, 12 March 2013 ŠKODA is stepping up its sustainability efforts under a new ‘GreenFuture’ program. The initiative, which forms an integral part of the ŠKODA Growth Strategy 2018 and the environmental strategy of the Volkswagen Group, will help current and future ŠKODAs become even more fuel-efficient, and will see resources used in a more sustainable fashion.
One of the first cars to be produced under the new GreenFuture initiative is the forthcoming Octavia GreenLine. With combined fuel consumption of 86.0mpg and CO2 emissions of just 87g/km, it will be the most fuel efficient Octavia ever produced.
The drive to lower emissions and maximise efficiency also extends to ŠKODA’s advanced production facilities. By reworking production methods and introducing new processes, ŠKODA aims to reduce waste and emission levels by 25 per cent per vehicle.
“ŠKODA has been honoring its responsibility for the environment for many years,” says ŠKODA’s Chairman of the Board, Prof. Dr. h. c. Winfried Vahland. “With ‘GreenFuture’ we will significantly step up and bundle our efforts for increased sustainability once more. We want to offer particularly environmentally-friendly automobiles and to manufacture and sell them in an even more sustainable fashion.
“‘GreenFuture’ is a clear, measurable commitment by the company and its employees towards environmental protection; we are investing in our green future. ‘GreenFuture’ is part of our Growth Strategy 2018 and, at the same time, an important part of the goal of the Volkswagen Group to become the leading environmentally-friendly automobile manufacturer in the world by 2018,” emphasizes Vahland.
To achieve its aim of making ŠKODA an even more efficient operation, ‘GreenFuture’ pulls together three core initiatives that cover every aspect of the business: GreenProduct, GreenFactory and GreenRetail.
Since 1991, the company’s direct expenditures for a sustainable use of resources have amounted to more than 410 million EUR (£348,400,000). In addition, ŠKODA has made investments in environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes, energy-saving facilities and the enhanced efficiency of its vehicles.
Through its GreenProduct initiative, ŠKODA is gearing up its efforts to make cars even more fuel efficient and even more recyclable.
In order to accomplish this goal, the Czech manufacturer and the Volkswagen Group are jointly working on modern technologies that contribute towards energy-efficient operations and decreased environmental pollution.
ŠKODA currently offers 48 models with emission figures of less than 120g/km, with 10 models featuring emissions of less than 100g/km. The brand is also looking to alternative fuels as a way of delivering low-emissions solutions to customers. The recently-launched ŠKODA Citigo CNG is powered by natural gas and enjoys CO2 emissions of just 79g/km. A new Octavia CNG is also in development and will be launched later this year.
ŠKODA is also continuing its research into electric cars. A test fleet of ten Octavia Green E-Line vehicles is being assessed on Czech roads with the findings being analysed with environmental partners.