The 2014 Paris Motor Show will see the debut of a brand new Renault concept car, called the Renault Eolab.
The Renault Eolab Concept has been designed to be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles ever to be created and it is coming in a three-door layout, with a drag coefficient of just 0.235. The concept car is also coming with active rear flaps, with an active front spoiler, active suspension system which can adjust the ride height to minimize the drag, multi material body shell made out of aluminum, steel and composites, magnesium roof, lightweight interior, ultra-thin windscreen glass and so on.
Renault says that thanks to these changes, the Eolab is weighing 400 kg (882 lbs) less than a Clio. Power to the one-off vehicle is being produced by a 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol burner, a clutchless 3-gear transmission with an integrated electric motor and a 6.7 kWh battery. The electric motor is good for 68 HP (50 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque, while the internal combustion unit is capable of delivering 75 HP (57 kW) and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to these “numbers”, the model can burn just 1L of fuel every 100 km (282 mpg UK / 235 mpg US) and it has an electric range of 60 km (37 miles).