Renault has something special to present in Geneva next year

Renault has something special to present in Geneva next year

French carmaker Renault continues to work on a Clio-sized concept car that is scheduled to receive a plug-in hybrid power train which has been developed to deliver an average fuel consumption of 2 liters per 100 km. apparently the research team lead by Remi Bastien declared that the carmaker is investigating petrol plug-in hybrid power for the new vehicle they have in mind, which according to different studies, will have the first official public debut next year at the Geneva Motor Show. This concept car might stay at the base of a potential future production model, but who knows. Bastien admitted that fact that a production version of a model would be affordable. He also offered to give us more details in order to create an image. The potential future model would be a B-segment car with Clio-type elements when it comes to comfort and space, the mad added. The thing that remains unclear refers to whether the plug-in hybrid would have as base the Zoe electric vehicle or not. For now, we have to admit that the only information available on the engine refers to the fuel consumption and the 2 liters per 100 km target. The research responsible also declared that most of the money they have in their budget for the project will go on improving emissions. They have done a great job with the Zoe EV and we are sure that the specialists will also do their best in developing hybrid system. The researchers will continue with the zero-emission research projects trying to improve their range and practicality. Bastien wants to increase the range of the Zoe EV to 250 miles by 2020, and the good part of it is that they might do it.