Beijing-based automotive company Techrules will reveal a 1,030 hp turbine-electric supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Known as the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV), the electric supercar uses a turbine range-extending generator to charge onboard batteries.
No details have yet been issued about the TREV, but Techrules claims peak power of 1,030 horsepower (768 kW) and a range of over 2000 km (over 1,240 miles).
Turbine range extenders have been tried before, including on an experimental New York City bus back in 2007. The most notable example is probably the Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept that debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The C-X75 supercar used “micro turbines” to feed four electric motors.
We’ll bring you more details on Techrules TREV after its March 1 press conference.