Techrules unveil its Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) at Geneva Motor Show
Techrules, a new China-based automotive research and development company, is making its global debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show with its Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system.
TREV is an all-new patent-protected series hybrid powertrain technology comprising a turbine-generate which combines extensive experience of aviation and electric vehicle technologies with several proprietary technical innovations to deliver unprecedented levels of efficiency and performance, and ultra-low environmental impact.
TREV is a range extender system that uses a micro-turbine to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. The battery powers the motors that drive the wheels. Newly developed battery management technologies enable superior charging efficiency. The high efficiency of the TREV range extender results in a requirement for fewer batteries, saving weight and space.
To display the TREV technology Techrules have taken their plug-in hybrid range extender TREV concept to the Geneva Motor Show to represent the first step towards production of China’s first supercar. A development prototype started testing last month (February 2016) at the world-famous Silverstone race circuit in the UK.
Producing peak power of 768 kW (1,030 bhp / 1,044 PS), initial projections indicate blistering performance (0 – 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds; 350 km/h restricted top speed) and a huge range (over 2,000 km). Under plug-in operation, it achieves fuel consumption of just 0.18 l/100 km (1,569 mpg).
“The TREV system is a perfect combination of micro turbine and electric vehicle technologies. It is highly efficient, produces very low emissions and provides an optimal charging solution for electric vehicles. “- William Jin, the founder and CEO of Techrules.
Techrules plans to begin series production of TREV technology in a low volume supercar of its own design within a couple of years. It then plans to begin production of higher volume city cars a few years later.