Škoda Auto provides the Czech Government with environmentaly-friendly Superb Greenline vehicles

05.04.2009: Superb GreenLine vehicles, the environmentally-friendly version of Škoda's flagship product, have today been provided to the Czech government for the period of the Czech Republic's EU presidency by Škoda Auto PR Manager

Superb GreenLine vehicles, the environmentally-friendly version of Škoda's flagship product, have today been provided to the Czech government for the period of the Czech Republic's EU presidency by Škoda Auto PR Manager Radek Špicar and Head of Sales for Central Europe Jan Hurt. Two of altogether 27 Škoda Superb GreenLine to be made available have been symbolically taken over on the Government Office site by Vice-Prime Minister for European Affairs Alexander Vondra and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment Martin Bursík.

The vehicles will be used to transport EU-member ministers and delegations to visit the Czech Republic on various occasions. The first event to see the environmentally-friendly Škodas in action is the EU-US summit that will take place in Prague over April 4 – 5 and will be attended by the new US president Barack Obama as part of his first official visit to Europe. Another major occasion is a get-together of European environment ministers scheduled before the end of the Czech presidency.

“We are pleased that the Superb GreenLine is to be used as the official vehicle when Barack Obama visits the country, because we are aware of his positive attitude to environmental protection,“ says Škoda Auto PR Manager Radek Špicar: “Giving environmentally-friendly vehicles sufficient political support is very important in terms of increasing the number of such vehicles in general, and so we are really pleased that the vehicles will also be used to transport the EU environment ministers in Prague - this is surely going to be seen as an example worth following.“

The GreenLine version already exists in three of Škoda's five model lines – Fabia, Octavia and Superb. Environmentally-friendly parameters have been achieved by adapting the aerodynamic features of the chassis, increasing the ratios of the respective gear levels and replacing the spare wheel with a tyre repair kit. As a result, the vehicle's weight and air resistance coefficient are lower. Furthermore, special tyres with lower rolling resistance have reduced the car's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In the Superb, the said measures have helped to reduce the CO2 production to 136 g/km.



- Jaroslav Černý,  Bertil Muller Skoda Luxembourg -

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05.04.2009 / MaP

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