New Revolutionary Turbine-Recharging Technology Promised for Geneva

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We’ll admit to having absolutely no idea what this thing is all about, but it’s a press release, so it’s got to be real. Besides, it sounds too damn promising to just ignore it, so here’s to hoping it will actually be as good as advertised.
There’s this Chinese company called Techrules that nobody’s ever heard of promising to show some piece of revolutionary technology at this year’s Geneva show. More to the point, they’re talking about a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system that is supposed to boost both the efficiency and the dynamic performances of electric cars. Well, that’s the kind of statement that will get people’s attention, alright.

Techrules describes itself as an automotive R&D company based in Beijing, China, focusing on the development of automotive powertrain technologies that will make future vehicles greener, friendlier and more fun to drive. That’s nice and all, but we’d like to hear more about how exactly it plans to do all this.

There are no technical details being released so far, so you can consider this to be a textbook example of a teaser. Techrules describes the TREV as “an innovative range-extending turbine recharging technology,” saying it comprises several patented technological innovations, but doesn’t go into details. The press conference will take place on March 1, 2016, at the 86yh Geneva International Motor Show.

To spice things up a little, Techrules also included a bit of information about the vehicle it will use to showcase its technology - just the important part: according to the Chinese company, the still unnamed supercar will boast a peak power of 768 kW (1,044 hp) and a maximum range of over 2,000 km. Clearly, we’re talking about a full electric vehicle with a range extender, which immediately places the car in a completely separate segment than the likes of Tesla, but it doesn’t need to use the same principles to become a direct competitor

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. All we’ve got for now are some claims made by a virtually unknown Chinese company, some tempting performance figures and an image showing two cars under wraps. Give me a day or so, and I could come up with all of that. For the sake of humanity, though, let’s hope Techrules proves me wrong and really comes up with something that will revolutionize electric cars. We’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on this one.
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