Rimac founder: Company has made great progress to date, there is still much for it to achieve
Croatian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Rimac Automobili is a 2009-founded company which has made a noteworthy progress over the last few years; and has already won the support of some car makers in promoting the ‘electrification’ revolution.
Rimac’s biggest claim to fame is its newest EV called the Rimac Concept Two, which is one of fastest electric supercars in the world. The 1,914-horsepower vehicle has a top speed of 412km/h, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in merely 1.85 seconds. All the components of Rimac’s supercars are designed and built in-house.
Besides being the producer of the Rimac Concept Two electric supercar, Rimac Automobili has also signed several deals with major automakers -- including Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Koenigsegg -- for providing EV components and technology.
With Asia’s biggest battery manufacturer Camel Group already one of the major Rimac backers, the company lately secured an investment from German automaker Porsche, which took a 10 percent stake in the company in June 2018.
The majority shareholder of Rimac Automobili is its founder Mate Rimac who recently told The Irish Times that though the company has made great progress, it still has to achieve a lot more. Mate Rimac specifically said: “The odds of getting to where we are now were next to nothing and the stars still have to align correctly for us to get where we want to be.”
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