Introducing EOLAB, a new concept car pushing the limits of ultra-low fuel consumption. Capable of running off 1 litre/100km the EOLAB has been designed as part of Renault’s plan to bring eco-mobility to the world.
The EOLAB uses over 100 technological advances to improve its fuel economy from refined aerodynamics to a weight saving multi-material shell and Renault’s “Z.E Hybrid” power technology.
HOW THE EOLAB IS MADE
The EOLAB prototype’s exceptional fuel economy is the result of Renault’s engineers and designers tireless efforts on three core fronts.
1) REFINED AERODYNAMICS
The EOLAB’S shape was designed to slice through air efficiently, while movable devices such as an active spoiler and gaps on the front of the vehicle (also known as lateral vanes) perform the same way an aeroplanes wings allow it bank and roll.
2 ) WEIGHT
A weight saving program brought the car’s mass down to just 400kg, thanks in particular to a multi-material body shell combining steel, aluminium and composites, as well as a magnesium roof that tips the scales at barely 4kg.
3) Z.E HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
The new, compact and affordable hybrid power unit combines ultra-low fuel consumption with zero-emission mobility for journeys of less than 60km and at speeds of up to 120kph. In coming years, Z.E. Hybrid technology will become complementary to Renault’s zero-emission electric vehicle range.
The EOLAB is a true testament to Renault’s ingenuity and France’s determination to innovate the auto industry for a cleaner tomorrow.