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Porsche is re­ally go­ing the elec­tric mile since it also ac­quired a mi­nor­ity share of 10% in the Croa­t­ian tech­nol­ogy and elec­tric sports car com­pany, Rimac Au­to­mo­bili.

In 2009, the boy ge­nius and founder Mate Rimac (now only 30), be­gan work­ing from his garage on his vi­sion of pro­duc­ing elec­tric sports cars that could of­fer both speed and ex­cite­ment.

Rimac re­cently pre­sented the lat­est ver­sion of its elec­tric hypercar, the C Two, at the Geneva Mo­tor Show in March 2018. The two-seater pro­duces 1,427 kW and cov­ers the zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 1.85 sec­onds, while its also ca­pa­ble of reach­ing 412 km/h. It has 650-kilo­me­tre NEDC range and achieves an 80% bat­tery charge in only 30 min­utes through a 250 kWh fast-charg­ing sys­tem. Fur­ther­more, the com­pany en­gi­neers and man­u­fac­tures high-per­for­mance elec­tric ve­hi­cle pow­er­trains and bat­tery sys­tems. As part of its elec­tri­fi­ca­tion ef­forts, Porsche is seek­ing a de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship with the young com­pany. “By devel­op­ing the purely elec­tric twoseaters su­per sports cars, like the ‘Con­cept One’ or ‘C Two’, as well as core ve­hi­cle sys­tems, Rimac has im­pres­sively demon­strated its cre­den­tials in the field of electromobility”, said Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chair­man of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board and Mem­ber of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board for Fi­nance and IT at Porsche.

“We feel that Rimac’s ideas and ap­proaches are ex­tremely promis­ing, which is why we hope to en­ter into close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the com­pany in the form of a de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship.”

CEO of Rimac Au­to­mo­bili, Mate Rimac shared this sen­ti­ment. “This new part­ner­ship is an im­por­tant step for Rimac on its way to be­come a com­po­nent and sys­tem sup­plier of choice for the in­dus­try in elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, con­nec­tiv­ity and the ex­cit­ing field of Ad­vanced Driver As­sis­tance Sys­tems.”

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