Škoda Auto demonstrated its commitment to helping drivers make their vehicles more fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly with products displayed during the 2010 Paris Motor Show. In that event, the company unveiled the second generation of its highly popular GreenLine diesel engines.
These are but updates to the company’s efforts in giving drivers the tools they need to reduce their own carbon footprint. The second-generation GreenLine engines feature interesting technologies that allow for safety and fuel efficiency. One of these technologies is the Start-Stop system.
The system acts as a means for the driver to save fuel and reduce carbon footprint by automatically turning the engine off when the car is idling or is stuck on traffic. The system is coupled with an energy recovering mechanism whose centerpieces are the brakes in the car.
Braking will result to the creation of potential energy, which is converted to electricity. This gives the battery the ability to recharge itself without consuming additional fuel. The two systems, acting together, can result to an impressive 10% in fuel savings.
When drivers install a GreenLine powertrain into their car, they also get a digital indicator that signals them when to change gears to further improve fuel consumption. The second-gen GreenLine kits also improve the aerodynamic factor of every vehicle that they are installed into.
They also give improved resistance to rolling for the tires. Finally, the GreenLine engines also come with adapted engine control units, among other features. The second-generation GreenLine engine models are, namely, a 1.2 TDI CR engine with 55kW of power, and a 1.6-liter TDI CR engine that outputs 77 kilowatts.
Škoda Auto began its drive for environment-friendly engines with the launch of the first generation of GreenLine engines in 2008. Škoda Auto’s efforts resulted not only in fuel-efficient engines, but also in the creation of adaptations to a vehicle’s components that further improve its fuel consumption.
With these capabilities, investing in a GreenLine engine means that you can transform your vehicle into one that helps you save money on fuel.