Could battery power overtake petrol cars in the fast lane?

Could battery power overtake petrol cars in the fast lane?


Will battery power one day replace growling petrol engines fitted on top-of-the line hyper cars?

At the Geneva Motor Show, several auto makers are debuting supercharged electric racers, but some still aren’t keen on flicking the switch to electric.

In the fast lane at the Geneva Motor Show. Beijing-based Techrules has brought this new Ren supercar to the annual auto fest.

It’s the first production vehicle from the China-based automotive research and development company and boasts a new Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system.

In its top-of-the-line, six-motor configuration, it delivers a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour and 0-100 kilometres per hour in 2.5 seconds.

The vehicle also boasts an aerospace design with a three cockpit configuration to improve aerodynamics.

Battery power is a big trend at the Geneva Motor Show with several auto makers, such as Bentley, debuting high-end electric creations.

But there’s still plenty of petrol-powered, high-performance vehicles too.

The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public on 9 March and runs through March 19.

In total 900 models are shown by 180 exhibitors, including 148 world and European premiers, according to organisers.