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SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive Hypermiles to 81.1mpg

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The SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive gets up to 63.6 mpg--officially, but with a little effort, you can easily get over 80mpg.

After a Ford hybrid engineering team averages 81.5 mpg in a 1,445.7-mile journey designed to show off the eco prowess of the Fusion hybrid, the well-known Austrian hypermiler Gerhard Plattner got the most out of the Ibiza Ecomotive’s qualities.


The SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive is undisputedly the most ecological vehicle in its segment after proving its driving efficiency by covering no less than a distance of 1,562 km (970.6 miles) on a single tank of fuel, resulting in an average consumption figure of 2.9 l/100 km or 81.1mpg US.

Gerhard Plattner drove out of the Martorell facilities near
Barcelona on board of the Ibiza ECOMOTIVE last Monday 27 April, after both the bonnet and the fuel tank filling mouth had been sealed. The trip began under supervision by the IPMC (International Police Motor Corporation), which was initially planned along a 1,345 km route from south to north on public motorways at a suitable pace.
Plattner drove the Ibiza Ecomotive through Perpignan, Avignon, Lyon, Mulhouse, Freiburg, Frankfurt and finally Göttingen on his way to setting the record. At some points along the way on motorways in Spain and France, Plattner brought the Ibiza up to cruising speeds of 110 km/h.

When they made their triumphant entry in Frankfurt, the SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive had already set the world fuel-saving record for a car in its category, but there was still some fuel left in the tank, so Plattner decided to continue driving until he reached Göttingen, where the chairman of the IPMC removed the seal from the filling mouth and they refuelled the car with the exact same quantity as when the car had left Martorell: 45.53 liters (12.03 gallons US).

The SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive is the leading car in its segment in terms of sustainability and the Spanish brand’s most ecological car, thanks to its low fuel consumption figure of only 3.7 l/100 km (63.6mpg
US) and CO2 emissions level of 98 g/km.

Optimized streamlining, weight reduction and modifications to the 80 hp 1.4 TDI engine’s management have given rise to one of the cleanest cars on the market today.

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