Quite simply, these were not (yet) necessary for this project, the aim of which was to reduce the CO2 emissions of the brand’s range in either the short or medium-term. At the heart of the EOLAB project is the prospect that all of the technological innovations developed as part of the process will be able to be transferred across to mass-production cars by 2020. This focus upon realism does not, however, signify that Renault is shirking away from envisioning more futuristic or avant-garde solutions. This pragmatic approach went hand-in-hand with a number of conditions of entry for the core technologies that are potential inclusions in EOLAB. Cost and feasibility are important considerations, but the primary concern is their compatibility with existing production facilities with limited investment.