Chinese electric car startup Techrules used last week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Ren RS, a track-focused electric supercar with a micro-turbine range extender. The company also used the show to announce it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CRRC Times Electric, a fellow Chinese company which is looking to use Techrules' powertrain technology in buses. The powertrain, known as the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system, employs a diesel-powered micro-turbine to drive a generator and rapidly charge a battery, which then powers an electric drive...
Techrules taking track-focused version of Ren electric supercar to Geneva
At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Chinese startup Techrules shocked with its Ren supercar. The extended-range electric supercar boasted a central seating position, 1,287 horsepower, and looks designed by none other than famed Giugiaro. At the 2018 Geneva show starting Tuesday, we'll see...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Techrules Ren is an extended-range electric supercar with a central driving position
The Giugiaro-designed extended-range electric supercar from Chinese startup Techrules has finally been revealed in production guise. It goes by the name Ren, and it was presented for the first time on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The Ren was previewed at the Geneva auto show one year ago...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Prototype for Techrules GT96 electric supercar surfaces
Chinese startup Techrules is bringing an extended-range electric supercar to next week’s 2017 Geneva auto show, and we’ve got photos of a prototype. The prototype is being tested at Italy’s Monza circuit by professional racer Manuel Lauck and reveals the flip-up door mechanism...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Techrules supercar adopts McLaren F1-style central driving position
A Chinese company by the name of Techrules will use the 2017 Geneva auto show to introduce an extended-range electric supercar with a three-seat layout and central driving position, à la the McLaren F1. (Note, McLaren is working on its own modern three-seat supercar.) Unique to the Techrules...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Giorgetto-designed Techrules GT96 supercar set for 2017 Geneva auto show
Chinese electric car startup Techrules is working on its first model, an extended-range electric supercar whose range-extender is to be a jet turbine. Before you start thinking the idea is a bit too farfetched for a production car, recall Jaguar had a similar idea when it rolled out its C-X75...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
At March’s 2016 Geneva auto show, a Chinese firm by the name of Techrules rolled out a supercar concept driven by an extended-range electric powertrain where the range-extender was a jet turbine. Few at the time thought much about the car, since it seems to be a trend among electric car startups to show off wild concepts and little else. However, within a month of the concept’s unveiling, Techrules announced it was looking for a production site in Europe. Now, one of the most celebrated names in automotive design is linked with the project. ALSO SEE: Ken Okuyama Kode57 priced from...
Techrules looks for European site to build new supercar
China-backed Techrules made a bit of a splash last month at the Geneva Motor Show when it took the wraps off of a turbine-powered electric supercar. Now the company is seeking a site in Europe to build the car. The company says it has "appointed a small team to identify specific locations in Europe...Andrew Ganz
China's Techrules unveils turbine-equipped electric supercar
A Chinese automotive research and development firm by the name of Techrules traveled to this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show to show off a groundbreaking turbine-equipped electric supercar concept called the AT96 TREV. That last part of the concept car's name, TREV, refers to its Turbine-Recharging...Andrew Ganz