New turbine recharging electric vehicle technology under test

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Techrules, a new China-based automotive research and development company, debuted last week at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show its Turbine Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system.

The startup is dedicated to the innovation of new energy technologies to advance the environmental and dynamic performance of EVs, and its new TREV system is a range extender that uses a micro-turbine to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. Newly developed battery management technologies enable high levels of charging efficiency.

Techrules showcased its technology at the motor show in a plug-in hybrid range extender TREV concept. Initial tests of the technology in a prototype recently took place at the Silverstone race circuit in the UK.

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.

March 8, 2016

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