French carmaker “Renault” is considering the feasibility of construction of the serial version of the conceptual hybrid – Renault Eolab. In the case of model Renault Eolab on “shelves” Many companies have to rethink pricing in the segment of hybrid cars.
Renault wants to bring down the prices in the market hybrid car – Renault Eolab
Thierry Bolloré, Director of competitiveness, “Renault Eolab”, said the price of the commodity versions Renault Eolab pleasantly surprise consumers. In Europe, the price of the car with a “rosette” hybrid power plant will be located at the level of € 20 000. For comparison, the cost of Clio hatchback with a diesel engine 90 hp the European market is € 18 500. According to Bolloré, if the company decides to manufacture Renault Eolab, in its design will not be used expensive materials, such as carbon fiber. Instead, the company is going Carboniferous bet on aluminum and high-strength lightweight steel.
“Of course, the ubiquitous use carbon very easily, however, if you own a car, what do you do when it will dent the door? It will be a real disaster, because the repair will cost a pretty penny – quoted Thierry Bolloré edition Autonews Europe. – If the car door is made of aluminum, it is a different matter, because everyone knows how it can be restored. “
Show car Renault Eolab, on which the French tried 110 innovative solutions, was first demonstrated in early October at the Paris Motor Show. The car is equipped with a mass of 955 kg of the 1.0-liter gasoline engine with 75hp and 68-horsepower electric motor. Hybrid plant, aggregated with a three-speed robotic gearbox, the combined cycle consumes only 1 liter of fuel.
This week it became known that the creation of “rosette” hybrid car – Renault Eolab started the Korean company “Kia”. In its product line plans to add and concern “Hyundai”.