Eolab is an investigation into near future eco tech. Renault says it features ‘nearly 100 production-destined technological innovations’, which should start appearing on the French firm’s real world cars before 2020. The highlights include active aerodynamics that reduce drag by 30%, weight reduction measures that save 400kg compared to an equivalent current-generation Clio, and a new hybrid powertrain.
As a result, Renault reckons this 995kg supermini from the future represents a realistic approach to the goal of a 'one-litre' car – a usable vehicle that achieves 100km for every litre of fuel. That’s equivalent to 282mpg, which could really take the wallet-strain out of the the school run.