Welcome to the most powerful electric supercar ever, well maybe.
Chinese Research and Development company, Techrules, have debuted an electric supercar at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow. Not unlike some other Chinese manufacturer’s, Techrules seems to have looked to existing models for design inspiration with their new car bearing close resemblance to the McLaren 650S. The Chinese company has made optimistic performance claims of 768kW/8639Nm and a 0-100km/h sprint of 2.5sec. And yes, you read that correctly- that is 8639Nm of torque. Perhaps the most implausible claim is that Techrules are aiming to deliver these inconceivable power figures whilst also achieving a 2000km battery range.
According to the Chinese Tech Company, the key to the power and economy comes down to their Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV), which uses a microturbine to top up battery stores whilst also powering the electric drive motor. Techrules have built two examples of the hybrid, one powered by gasoline and the higher output model that utilises more potent aviation fuel.
Techrules plans to begin low-volume production of a supercar that employs TREV Technology over the next two years, with a long term plan to build a Tesla Model 3 style car that is accessible to the mass market.