Renault this year at the Motor Show in Paris introduce the concept EOLAB that out from the crowd with futuristic study stands out for its ultra low consumption of 1 l / 100 km, and the interesting design and constructive solutions.
2015 Renault Eolab Concept
At Renault say that the concept EOLAB announces “sustainable car of the B segment,” which will be on the roads within the next decade.
Although the most prominent information on this vehicle, its low power consumption, Renault says EOLAB contains about 100 innovations that will gradually find their place in the production models of the company until 2020.
Concepts like this often have exaggerated futuristic design, which later only trace glimpses of the production vehicle.
Unlike them, EOLAB seems so without much imagination we can not imagine the daily traffic in the near future.
Aesthetics is still subordinated to the aerodynamic requirements, but the car because it does not seem out of tune – on the contrary.
The use of special materials and a variety of structural solutions, such as ultra-thin windshield or roof of magnesium, Renault has achieved mass concept is only 955 kg, which is, as they say in the company of about 400 kg less than the equivalent production model , of similar size and EOLAB.
Improved aerodynamics and vehicles, and the coefficient of drag EOLAB amounts to 0,235.
Renault claims that only thanks to aerodynamic improvements achieved significant savings in fuel consumption at high travel speeds. At a constant speed of 130 km / h, the saving amounts to 1.2 l / 100 km in comparison to similar models with the lowest power consumption in its class.
However, the key fact is that the concept EOLAB thanks reducing weight, improving aerodynamics and the use of a hybrid propulsion system, capable of average fuel consumption is reduced to only 1 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of only 22 g / km.
The hybrid system consists of a three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline SCE with 75 hp and 95 Nm electric motor that produces 68 hp (50 kW) and 200 Nm. The combined power of two generators driving the front wheels using three speeds automatic transmission system.
The concept EOLAB has some atypical design solutions including asymmetric configurations doors (2 + 1), similar to the model of Hyundai Veloster, with the rear right open back, as with the absence of B-pillar allows easy entry and exit from the vehicle.
The interior of the car is the ultimate simplification, and most controls located on the “touch screen” multimedia system which is similar to the pill.
Classical external mirrors were replaced by side cameras and small screens, and the role of the mirror took a back camera, which reproduces the image on the display of multimedia systems.
Renault was the first car manufacturer to make a vehicle with a conventional engine and thus low fuel consumption. Volkswagen XL1 has developed a model that has recently started to be produced and who consumes an average of 0.9 l / 100 km and emits 21 g / km of CO2.
However, it is important to point out that compared to the Renault EOLAB, Volkswagneov next electric car uses diesel rather than petrol engine.
In addition, it is a two-seater, while the French vehicle can accommodate four adults.
Eventually, VW XL1 has a price of more than 100 thousand euros, while the concept EOLAB conceived as a precursor to the production model of the B-segment, which will be much cheaper.