1 l / 100 km? Renault said to possibly. Renault will auto salon in Paris to present the 2014 Renault EOLAB concept that out from the crowd of similar futuristic study is distinguished by the ultra-low fuel consumption of 1 liter / 100 km, but also for interesting design and constructive solutions.
The French manufacturer says that the concept EOLAB announces “sustainable car 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 its place in the production models of the company until 2020.
Concept and Design
Concepts like this often have exaggerated futuristic design, which is now only a trace glimpses of the production vehicle. In contrast, 2014 Renault EOLAB concept looks so without much imagination can imagine it in everyday traffic in the near future. Aesthetics is still subordinated to the aerodynamic requirements, but the car because it does not look out of tune – on the contrary.
Using special materials and various constructive solutions, such as ultra-thin wind glass or roof of magnesium, Renault has achieved mass concept is only 955 kg, which is about 400 kg less than the current Clio, which is about the same size as and EOLAB. Compared to Clio, and improved the aerodynamics of the vehicle and the coefficient of air resistance EOLAB stands at 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 is 1.2 l / 100 km compared to similar models with the lowest consumption in its class. However, the key fact is that the 2014 Renault EOLAB concept thanks reducing weight, improving aerodynamics and the use of a hybrid propulsion system, capable of average consumption amounts to just 1 liter / 100 km and CO2 emissions of only 22 g / km. The hybrid system consists of a three cylinder 1.0-liter petrol SCE with 75 hp and 95 Nm and an electric motor that produces 68 hp (50 kW) and 200 Nm. The combined power of two generators driving the front wheels by means of a three speed automatic transmission system.
Exterior and interior
The 2014 Renault EOLAB concept has some atypical design solutions including asymmetric configurations (2 + 1), similar to the model of Hyundai Veloster, where the last right open back, which, together 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 a “touch screen” multimedia system which is similar to the pill. Classic exterior Rear-view mirror have substituted the side cameras and small screens, and the role of interior mirror has taken over the last camera, which reproduces the image on the display multimedia system.
Renault was the first car manufacturer has made vehicle with a conventional engine and thus low fuel consumption. Volkswagen XL1 developed a model that has recently begun to be produced and consumed an average of 0.9 l / 100 km and emits 21 g / km of CO2. However, it is important to emphasize that from the Renault EOLAB, Volkswagneov electric car next used diesel rather than a petrol engine. In addition, it is about a two-seater, while the French vehicle which can harbor four adults.
Price of 2014 Renault EOLAB concept
Eventually, VW XL1 has cost more than 100,000 euros or $129.540 USD, while the concept EOLAB conceived as a precursor to the production model of the B-segment, which will be much cheaper.
More info on wikipedia.