Taking responsibility for our impact on the environment is a priority for ŠKODA. We create cars that are not only good quality, safe and practical, but also conscious of their environmental footprint.
In the whole development process, we use state of the art technologies to try and minimise both the fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. All our engines, both petrol and diesel, are able to conform to the most stringent emission standards. Thanks to sophisticated solutions, like turbocharging and direct fuel injection, our cars offer outstanding performance with low fuel consumption. We also offer direct particulate filters (DPF) on our diesel engines and Green Tech (Start-stop and Brake Energy Recuperation) on specific models.
The impact of our manufacturing process is an area we focus on too. We strive to make our processes as environmentally friendly as possible, and pay great attention to the fate of our cars after the end of their useful life.
ŠKODA has long-term programs in place to minimise our impact on the environment and improve the environmental friendliness at each stage of the product life cycle. It is our priority to maintain a balance between economic, environmental and social aspects to ensure we contribute to sustainable development.
Since merging with VW in 1991, our production has increased threefold but we have worked hard to ensure our impact on the environment has not increased. In some indexes, such as water consumption and emissions, we have improved our environmental footprint.
Green Future is an important part of the goal of the Volkswagen Group to become one of the leading environmentally conscious automobile manufacturer's in the world by 2018. SKODA’s global Green Future strategy includes Green Product with 65 models emitting less than 120g/km CO2 and Green Factory, which focuses on production being 25% more environmentally focused by 2018.