Renault has revealed an environmental prototype with nearly 100 technological innovations designed to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption, whilst maintaining established B-segment levels of performance, practicality and affordability.
Scheduled to have its World Premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 2, Eolab not only previews innovative technology that is destined to be introduced on production Renaults from now until 2020, but also the vision of a realistic and affordable B-segment car that will appear within 10 years, says the French manufacturer.
Eolab, which takes its name from combining the name of ‘Aeolous’ God and Ruler of the Winds in Greek mythology, and ‘Laboratory’, is capable of achieving 1l/100km (282mpg) and 22g/km CO2 emissions on the official NEDC cycle.
To achieve such low figures, the designers focused their efforts on three main areas: minimising weight, refining aerodynamics and using ZE Hybrid technology.
It packs about 100 technological features that will be introduced gradually to the model range over the next 10 to 15 years.
Technological breakthroughs in terms of construction materials and vehicle design (for lightness, aerodynamic efficiency, etc.) will enable further savings to be made in the future.