Test drive with Eolab : the one liter car from Renault
It's an impressive demo car, with a fuel comsumption of only 1 L/100 km, thanks to plug in hybrid technology.
On Mortefontaine test track, a facility located in the north of Paris, near Roissy airport, we have made one lap behind the wheel. The result is promising with 1,58 L/100 km...
Under the hood, Eolab combines a gasoline 3 cylinder engine (the 57 kW one from the new Twingo), an electric motor of 50 kW and a 6,7 kWh lithium-ion battery. One of the key elements is a 3 speed gearbox with no clutch, but acting like a double clutch transmission. This innovative powertrain allows up to 60km electric range for a maximum speed of 120 kph.
With Eolab Renault sets the goal of making such a car accessible to masses by 2020.
Check out our pictures from the car and the technologies : https://s.joomeo.com/543e8406d54ce
If you want to learn some more, here is the corporate video :