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China-based Techrules is set to reveal a new electric supercar concept that is claimed to be capable of covering 1000 miles on a single charge
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17 February 2016

China-based automotive research and development company Techrules will reveal its new Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system in an all-new electric supercar concept at the Geneva motor show next month.

The Techrules GT96 concept has now been revealed. Read about it here

1287bhp Techrules Ren – first diesel-turbine electric supercar revealed

A preview image released today gives very little away in terms of the actual model, but the real interest here is the turbine-electric powertrain. Details of exactly how the technology works have yet to be revealed, but Autocar understands that it uses a small turbine to physically recharge the battery while the car is being driven, resulting in an improved range.

The Chinese manufacturer is claiming a total electric range of more than 1242 miles and a massive power output of 1030bhp. By comparison, the Tesla Model S manages 330 miles between charges.

Turbine recharging has been around for a number of years. Jaguar used Bladen turbines – a gas-based turbine, developing electricity to charge the battery – in its C-X75 concept in 2010.

Techrules is a new automotive research and development company based in Bejing, China. The Chinese company says its goal is to develop automotive powertrains to help next-generation vehicles be more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

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17 February 2016
Lol, sounds a lot like the 340mph Keating Bolt.

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