Chinese company Techrules brings out new electric super car called the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle at the Geneva auto show.
The TREV uses a single microturbine to keep the batteries charged and power the electric drive motor. It runs at a top speed of 96,000 revolutions per minute. The car can also get to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, faster than other super cars since the horsepower is at 1,030. The Techrules Chief Technology Officer Matthew Jin talks about the reason of using chemical energy into electric energy.
Turbines have always been a very inefficient way to convert chemical energy into useful wheel turning mechanical energy,” Jin said according to The Engineer. “But, with electric vehicles, an electric motor is used to drive the wheels, which effectively frees the combustion engine to exclusively convert chemical energy into mechanical energy and finally into electric energy.
The TREV is being tested at the Silverstone race track in England. More success can come as it can become a city car, if the process goes well. The electric super car can become the future of auto vehicles.