A production version of the Eolab Concept has been officially announced by Renault.
The French based automaker Renault is planning on developing a production version of the Eolab Concept which should be introduced “as soon as the market is ready”. The model in question will be the company’s first plug-in hybrid model and its design will be toned down in the production variant compared to the concept car, getting the familiar front fascia and the “green” powerplant underneath its hood. The announcement Eolab production development hasn’t been made official and it is part of a report published by Automotive News Europe, which is quoting Jerome Stoll, the car manufacturer’s chief performance officer.
The Renault Eolab has been officially presented to the public back in 2014, during the Paris Motor Show. The model in question has a plug-in hybrid system which is made out of the 75 HP and 95 Nm of torque 1.0 liter gasoline three-cylinder engine, which is working together with a 68 HP and 200 Nm of torque electric motor. Juice is being provided by the 6.7 kWh lithium-ion battery which is also allowing it to have a pure electric range of 66 km. The concept car is weighing 955 kg and it has multi-material construction which is combining aluminum with magnesium, carbon fiber composites and magnesium. Rumor has it that the production version will be priced from less than 20,000 euros, but this still has to be confirmed. Additional details on the topic are limited at this time.