Renault Eolab concept is all about fuel economy, while also stylish - promises 282mpg

Renault has revealed a conceptual answer to Volkswagen XL1, but clearly in a much more practical package.

The Eolab at this stage is purely a concept, showcasing Renault’s pursuit of ultra-low fuel consumption and vision of a realistic and affordable B-segment car that will appear within 10 years.

That is a shame there is no near future production plans as we really like what we see here plus of course the amazing fuel economy it promises.

Powered by an updated version of Renault’s Z.E. hybrid powertrain combining a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder 74bhp SCe petrol engine, a 6.7kWh battery, and a clutchless three-gear transmission with an integrated electric motor producing 67bhp. As a result the concept consumes just 1-litre of petrol mer 100 km (282mpg) and has an electric range about 37 miles.

Roughly the size of a Clio, the Eolab has an asymmetric three-door layout with active aerodynamics and a drag coefficient of just 0.235.

Exact weight numbers were not released, but Renault points out it weighs 400kg less than equivalent Clio, meaning it weighs around 620-700kg, thanks to weight saving measures like a multi-material body shell combining steel, aluminium and composites, as well as a magnesium roof that weighs around 4kg.

Even though it is a concept, Renault likes to point out it is conceived around a B-segment platform, incorporating around 100 new, realistic technological developments that are designed to be introduced gradually on upcoming Renault vehicles.

The Eolab will make its public debut early next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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