Following an impactful debut at the Geneva Motor Show with its turbine-recharging electric vehicle (TREV) supercar concept, Techrules is now on the hunt for a European production base.
The new automotive research and development company based in Beijing, has started the process of identifying potential locations and plans to have a shortlist established within the next couple of months with a final decision to be made by the end of the year.
Techrules plans to launch China’s first supercar – featuring its TREV technology – into the global market in the next two-to-three years, with production of higher volume city cars set to follow a few years later.
William Jin, Chairman of Techrules, said: “We chose to showcase our innovative TREV technology at Geneva because it is one of the most important annual auto shows in the world. The level of interest in our technology and our next generation electric cars proves that we have a formula that can make a major impact on the industry.”
Techrules showcased its technology at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show in a plug-in hybrid range extender TREV concept that represents the first step towards production of China’s first supercar.
A development prototype started testing in February 2016 at Silverstone and the claimed performance figures are quite staggering. Producing peak power of 1,030bhp, initial projections indicate potential performance of 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds with a top speed restricted to 350 km/h and a huge range of over 2,000 km. Under plug-in operation, fuel consumption is claimed at – wait for it – 1,569 mpg!