Chinese startup Techrules unveiled its promised electric supercar concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, it unveiled two versions of the TREV, which is short for Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle.
Both versions are powered by electricity, but use backup engines as generators, like the Chevrolet Volt. Unlike the Volt, though, the engines in these supercars are turbines. Billed as China’s first supercar, Techrules claims it began testing a TREV prototype at Britain’s Silverstone race track last month.
TECHRULES UNVEILS ITS 1,030 HP TURBINE-ELECTRIC SUPERCAR CONCEPTS IN GENEVA
That prototype is based on the TREV AT96 concept. “AT” stands for “aviation turbine,” and refers to the fact that the turbine in this car can run on liquid aviation fuels like kerosene, diesel, and gasoline. Techrules also unveiled a GT96 “gas turbine” version in Geneva, which runs on biogas or natural gas. Its styling is also more indicative of what a planned production TREV supercar could look like, Techrules says. [Read More]