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Volkswagen Slovakia launches production of VW eco up!

Volkswagen Slovakia's plant in Bratislava is launching serial production of a new model called the Volkswagen eco up! on Monday, November 5, extending its range of conventional and hybrid cars with another member - a vehicle that uses alternative compressed natural gas (CNG), the TASR newswire learned from company spokesman Vladimír Machalík.

Volkswagen Slovakia's plant in Bratislava is launching serial production of a new model called the Volkswagen eco up! on Monday, November 5, extending its range of conventional and hybrid cars with another member - a vehicle that uses alternative compressed natural gas (CNG), the TASR newswire learned from company spokesman Vladimír Machalík.

Preparations for producing the Volkswagen eco up! began at the beginning of the year, and more than 1,000 people had to be trained for this purpose. The new model also required construction adjustments, the instalment of new production lines and many other technical preparations.

The investment enabling the production of this CNG-driven car reached €1.8 million. Thanks to its economical but dynamic CNG-drive (50kW/68k), the consumption of the Volkswagen eco up! reaches 2.9kg of gas per 100km. CO2 emissions of 79g/km make it one of the 'cleanest' cars in the world. It has also been assessed by German automotive clubs as the most eco-friendly vehicle, a quality for which it was awarded prizes at the VCD Auto-Umweltliste 2012/2013 and the ACVmobil Umweltpreis 2012 competitions.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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