Techrules, a Chinese company with no history in producing cars, has announced that it will unveil a new electric supercar at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2016.
It will be called ‘TREV’, which stands for Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle. As the name implies, the EV will feature “range-extending turbine recharging technology” to run its tyres. The company has been reluctant to reveal much information but we do know that it will have a power output of 1,030 hp and range of over 2,000 km.
This isn’t the first time we are seeing turbines in prototypes. As one may remember, the Jaguar C-X75 used two Bladon Jets microturbines to drive its motors. The concept never made it to production as Jaguar became a victim of the global economic crisis.
The teaser image of TREV released by Techrules company hints that two supercars could be unveiled in Geneva. We will probably have to wait until 1st March until we get any more information.
REVOLUTIONARY TURBINE CHARGING TECHNOLOGY HONORS DEBUT IN CHINESE SUPERCAR IN GENEVA
Beijing, February 17, 2016 – The performance and environmental impact of future electric vehicles are on the verge of a revolution. Thanks to an innovative range magnifying charging technology through a turbine engine, which makes its world premiere at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.
Tech Rules, a company based in China that specializes in automotive research and development, presents the unique and patented TREV system in a completely new concept supercar. TREV represents Turbine Electric Vehicle Recharging or an electrically driven vehicle in which a turbine engine provides charging the batteries.
The system features several technological innovations that offer unprecedented advantages in terms of sustainability across the entire lifecycle and dynamic performance.
The main achievements of the concept supercar Tech Rules with TREV technology:
Top performance: 768 kW (1,044 hp)
Range: more than 2,000 km