Taking an environmentally friendly approach to what we do involves all everyday life activity. Since driving is usually a big part of that, we understand the necessity of designing vehicles that do not damage the environment and provide, in parallel, exceptional economy, interior space and comfort. All the smart decisions you take when choosing your next car will contribute to a healthier planet and a better future for your family.
All new ŠKODA vehicles are developed to be environmentally friendly. With their efficient engines and range of fuel-saving technologies, ŠKODA cars are light on the environment and your wallets.
For the first time, the OCTAVIA line-up includes a plug-in hybrid, the OCTAVIA iV.
The KODIAQ’s modern petrol and diesel engines deliver ample power.
The ŠKODA KAROQ offers a choice of efficient and eco-friendly engines.
The KAMIQ engine range is built around TSI, TDI and CNG units.
With its plug-in hybrid drive, the SUPERB iV offers eco-friendly mobility.
You will appreciate the optimal torque and low fuel consumption of the SUPERB’s engines.
The all-new OCTAVIA’s range of engines consists of petrol, diesel, hybrid and CNG units.
Environmentally friendly engines, including a CNG unit, are available for the SCALA.
The FABIA’s TSI engine is now equipped with petrol particulate filters.
Our first all-electric car, the Citigoᵉ 𝗶V, offers a range of up to 260 km.
In addition to our successful petrol, diesel and CNG engines, we are introducing the ŠKODA iV label. This not only includes a new range of electrified models, but also creates a holistic and connected ecosystem in order to make eMobility as straightforward and convenient as possible for you.
Electric-only models are perfect for modern cities on account of their zero emissions, ever-growing range, nimble dynamics and improved spaciousness compared to conventional cars.
Battery electric vehicles rely solely on electric motors for propulsion. They derive their electricity primarily from charging points and store it in powerful battery packs. The key benefits of electric vehicles are that they emit no emissions and run silently.
Besides the default Normal driving mode, the CITIGOᵉ iV also features the ECO and ECO+ modes, which affect the vehicle settings and are designed to maximise the range. They lower consumption and thereby increase the range by reducing the engine power and curbing the comfort systems, such as air-conditioning.
In order to recover as much electricity as possible, electric vehicles are fitted with brake energy regeneration. This regenerative braking slows down the car when the brake pedal is depressed and the accelerator is released, and stores the energy that has been recovered back in the vehicle battery. The regenerative braking intensity can be set at multiple levels.
The infrastructure for the operation of electrified vehicles is growing day by day. You can easily charge your batteries at home or on the road with special chargers. DC fast chargers are designed for rapid charging on journeys. For home charging, use AC chargers, including a wallbox to speed up the process.
Hybrid models combine a classic internal combustion engine with an electric motor and batteries. Depending on the degree of hybridisation, we distinguish between several types of hybrids, including plug-in hybrids.
Plug-in hybrids combine a classic internal combustion engine with an electric motor which can be recharged from an electrical outlet. The PHEV can be driven in pure electric mode, but the range is limited to 50 to 60 kilometres. The result is low fuel consumption and a quiet electric drive, especially around the city.
The petrol engine of mild hybrid vehicles, which are given the special name of e-TEC, is accompanied by a more powerful battery, an electric motor and part of the on-board electric network energised at 48 V. This enables the car to switch off the combustion engine entirely, for example, when it is travelling at low speed. This results in lower consumption and reduced CO₂ emissions.
By combining the benefits of electric and conventional cars, you get the perfect drive on every journey with a plug-in hybrid. To commute to work in the city in silence and comfort, use the electric drive. For longer business trips, out-of-town excursions or holidays, you’ll appreciate the petrol engine and tank with a range of up to several hundred kilometres.
The ŠKODA plug-in hybrid models offer three additional modes to take full advantage of all the iV's capabilities. Pressing the E-mode button powers the car purely with electricity. In Hybrid mode, the electronics automatically regulate the interaction between the petrol engine and the electric motor. If you press the SPORT dynamic mode button, the car offers you a maximum power.
Hybrid vehicles also recover some of their energy through brake energy regeneration. The special B regime activates brake energy regeneration whenever the accelerator is released, thereby braking the vehicle. Energy is then stored back in the batteries and reused during the journey. This results in lower consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.
A plug-in hybrid’s battery can be charged by the internal combustion engine itself to the required level without the need to stop the car and plug it into the mains. Alternatively, it can be charged from the mains after attaching an AC charging cable to an ordinary power socket or a more powerful wallbox.
The new OCTAVIA is offered in a mild hybrid version with 48V voltage and improved fuel efficiency.
This plug-in hybrid powertrain produces a total power output of 150 kW and has a maximum torque of 350 Nm.
ŠKODAs propelled by CNG (compressed natural gas), which are given the special name of G-TEC, offer a whole host of brilliant attributes: very low running costs, low emissions, and a connection to a petrol engine.
The first sight will not reveal you are looking at an efficient G-TEC model. The CNG-powered version is as elegant, spacious, and agile as its petrol siblings. What makes the difference is hidden under the vehicle‘s body: three CNG tanks and engine modifications.
Natural gas has a higher calorific value than petrol or diesel. It is more affordable and burns cleaner, with the added benefit that natural-gas engines are quieter. Using CNG biogas derived from waste water treatment and agricultural waste processing or, alternatively, synthetic gas, again adds considerable environmental benefits.
The distinct advantage of CNG vehicles is their fuel economy. CNG is one of the cheapest fuels. Operating costs are approximately 50% lower compared to petrol or diesel. The consumption of CNG vehicles in m3/100 km is nearly the same as the consumption in litres of petrol. CNG really pays off especially with high annual mileage.
The G-TEC models are powered by an advanced bi-fuel turbocharged engine. It runs primarily on CNG, but its operation and range is enhanced by a fuel tank. If the CNG runs out, the vehicle will automatically switch to petrol mode. As a result, the G-TEC models remain mobile in regions without natural-gas filling stations.
Refuelling is smooth and clean: both fuel fillers are under the very same flap. There are more than 30,000 CNG filling stations around the world. Across Europe, there are around 4,000 CNG stations available to the public.
As petrol and diesel engines in ŠKODAs meet the latest emission standards, each of them is an attractive option for efficient driving. Additional features, present also in other ŠKODA models, further ensure they are eco-friendly.
Thanks to the turbocharging, motor has ample power in low rpm, where it is used for most of the time. In the lower rpm range, the engine is also quieter and features lower fuel consumption and emissions. Direct fuel injection enhances the efficiency of burning fuel and contributes to lower fuel consumption and thereby also to lower CO2 emissions.
When a vehicle is stationary, the engine continues to consume fuel and emit pollutants. This is where the Start-Stop system comes in, automatically switching the engine off when the car is at standstill, thereby instantly reducing fuel consumption. The Start-Stop system is activated automatically after the engine starts and can be manually switched off at any time.
During braking, the kinetic energy is transformed into heat, which is then uselessly radiated into the environment. To help you get part of this energy back, we’ve developed the brake energy recovery system, which uses an intelligent alternator to store the energy in the battery during deceleration and then uses it to lower the engine load by the alternator, reducing fuel consumption.
Right choice of gear ratio can save fuel and increase drive comfort at the same time. Lower engine speeds result in lower fuel consumption and quieter engine operation. The symbol in the upper right corner of the display in the instrument cluster confirms the right choice of gear ratio, or recommends changing it up or down.
The Eco mode helps you to keep a lid on consumption. The engine reduces the torque, the transmission keeps to low revs, when you take your foot off the accelerator the car coasts, and the air-conditioning keeps to a fuel-saving regime.
Especially at a higher speed, aerodynamic drag is one of the biggest “energy guzzlers”. That’s the reason why, for ŠKODA models, we combine stylish design with great aerodynamics. The low drag coefficient can be attributed not only to the shape of the body, but also to other features, such as Air Curtains, underbody covers, and spoilers.
Thanks to the combination of advanced platforms, including a large proportion of high-strength steel components and the optimised chassis-and-engine design, ŠKODAs are distinguished by their lightness. The reduced weight has positive effects on fuel consumption, responsiveness and comfort.
Selected ŠKODA models offer alloy wheels with a special black-polished Aero design aerodynamically optimised to minimise drag and, consequently, reduce consumption.
Using low rolling resistance tyres is a simple measure to lower both fuel consumption and emissions. Lower rolling resistance is achieved by using different rubber compounds, specially designed tread and higher recommended pressure. These properties also help to prolong the tyre’s life.
By choosing either a petrol or diesel engine, you will benefit from a dense network of petrol stations. There are tens of thousands of filling stations spread out across Europe’s motorways and country roads. Together with the long range of ŠKODA models, you get an almost unlimited range.
Whatever model you choose from the ŠKODA range, you’ll always find yourself in possession of a car delivering a peerless combination of thrilling design, a sumptuous interior, the latest connectivity options, and high-end technology.
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