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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.”