Renault has introduced a variety of new technologies and powertrain components at their Innovations@Renault event in Paris.

Renault has introduced a variety of new technologies and powertrain components at their Innovations@Renault event in Paris.

First up, the company has developed a new electric motor which was designed and built entirely in-house. It is approximately 10 percent smaller than the unit the company currently uses but it produces 88 PS (65 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque.

The French automaker also highlighted their turbocharged three-cylinder dual-fuel petrol/LPG engine. It promises to reduce fuel bills by as much as 25 percent thanks to start/stop technology, a brake energy recovery system, an eco-mode and the aforementioned dual-fuel technology.

Another highlight is the company's HYDIVU (Hybrid Diesel for LCVs) prototype which is based on a Master van. It features a twin-turbo dCi 165 ENERGY diesel engine, a 48-volt starter motor and an alternator-type electric motor that reduces the load on the engine and delivers additional torque when needed. The model also has a Downspeeding system with longer gear ratios to reduce engine revolutions when cruising.

Lastly, the chose showcased a turbocharged and supercharged two-cylinder, two-stoke diesel engine. It produces between 48-68 PS (35- 50kW) and 112-145 Nm (82-107 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is highly efficient but Renault says the performance needs to be improved before they would consider using it to power their smaller models.

Check out the press release for additional information

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