This Chinese “Pure” Electric Supercar Apparently Has Range Of 1,243 Miles

2 years ago by Steven Loveday 11

Techrules Supercar, Image Credit: Digital Trends

Techrules Supercar AT96

Chinese company, Techrules, is working on two new concepts with some pretty unbelievable stats.

The AT96 (Aviation Turbine) will be solely a track car that runs on liquid fuel. This concept features an over-sized rear spoiler to aid in downward aerodynamics and assist with straight-line, drag strip driving.

Techrules TREV City Car, Image Credit: Digital Trends

Techrules GT96 TREV City Car, Image Credit: Digital Trends

The GT96 will be the road-worthy, street car version. It will run on biogas or natural gas.

So, neither concept will actually be “purely electric” as told, although both are powered by an all-electric motor, with assumed liquid fuel or wind-driven turbine charging systems.

Techrules claims that its new Turbine Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology can deliver huge range.

The reported power reaches 1,030 HP and 6,372 lb-ft. of torque! Add to this that the car is slated to weigh in at only 2,200 pounds in final production, although the current development prototype weighs 3,042 pounds. These numbers, if achieved, would result in 0-62 MPH in 2.5 seconds, topping out at 217 MPH.

If you think that the latter numbers are unattainable, the company is also aiming at a range of 1,243 miles! Numbers like this seem crazy when we look at the same numbers for top-ranked, established automakers like Tesla and BMW.

The company insists that all of this is a real possibility due to its unique range extending technology. The system will use a micro-turbine to generate electricity that will charge the battery while driving. It’s a hybrid of a different construction. Or not (sounds a little like perpetual energy to us). . . as there is no information on what the liquid gas component would be used for.

Unfortunately, the company plans for small production of the “track car” or other prototypes being still a few years out. Then, the higher rate production of actual city cars a few years beyond this. It will surely be awhile if it ever happens.

We have seen many emerging concepts and prototypes in the electric car market. Some even boasting as much as 1,411 mile ranges and obnoxious stats. Although it is all very exciting and may get our “juices flowing,” we have to wonder what will or CAN become a reality.

It can’t be avoided that all of us have seen many a concept car or much anticipated prototype fall off the map. Concepts, visions, dreams, and ideas often remain only as such. Let’s hope that the future of EVs holds such a “modern marvel!”

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11 responses to "This Chinese “Pure” Electric Supercar Apparently Has Range Of 1,243 Miles"

  1. evcarnut says:

    Time always will always tell. I understand that micro turbines can do amazing things!

    1. SparkEV says:

      I can’t tell if you’re joking or serious, or just nuts. However, given large enough gas tank, one could go 1200 miles, why not? Assuming low power/high efficient motor of dual motor or quad-hub-motor setup gets equivalent of 30 MPG after serial-hybridization, 1200 miles would need 40 gallon gas tank.

  2. evcarnut says:

    well think! if the car only weighs a little over a 2000 lbs , the gas tank can’t be all that big… right? so , i don’t know….., ,anything is possible ..They said Musk was F O S but he proved them all wrong.,I’m just giving them the benefit of the doubt…wait & see…

  3. Nelson says:

    Already done by Walmart.

    Using Capstone microturbines.
    http://www.capstoneturbine.com/solutions/transportation

    NPNS! SBF!
    Volt#671

  4. Model S says:

    6,300 lbs of torque?

    wont that kill you?

    1. Steven says:

      Torque does not equal acceleration.

      1. Aaron says:

        How does it not? Especially in electrical vehicles?

  5. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “…the company is also aiming at a range of 1,243 miles!”

    Sure, no problem. Just load the car onto a flatbed truck, and you can haul it as far as you like. 😉

    “Concepts, visions, dreams, and ideas often remain only as such. Let’s hope that the future of EVs holds such a ‘modern marvel!’ ”

    Dreaming should be encouraged. But let’s not confuse imagination and dreams with the ability of a startup with no track record (pun intended) to deliver on wildly unrealistic claims.

    The company’s name is “Techrules”? That’s a huge red flag for me right there. Sounds like a named picked by someone with no business sense and no plans for the company to last long.

  6. Doggydogworld says:

    Microturbines have some good features but they are very inefficient. This car looks and sounds like something a high school kid dreamed up.

  7. Aaron says:

    1,243 miles of range. At 60MPH, that is 20.7 hours of driving. Bring your pee-bottle and food since you don’t have to stop driving from Texas to Florida.

  8. Brian Kent says:

    Very unpsyched by the misleading title.