Tag: Mate Rimac

Nov 21, 2021 - 03:28 pm

Porsche takes majority stake in e-bike maker Greyp

Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes. The sports car manufacturer’s venture capital arm, Porsche Ventures, has held a stake of around ten per cent in the Croatian company since 2018.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 09:57 am

Rimac completes Bugatti takeover

The Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac will take over a majority stake in VW’s luxury Bugatti brand, as expected. The German automaker group is thus parting with a brand but will continue to hold shares in the new company Bugatti-Rimac via Porsche.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Porsche buys stake in Croatia’s super carmaker Rimac

Porsche is taking a stake in Rimac Automobilii, Croatia’s supercar powerhouse as they buy a 10% minority share. The Germans hope for a development partnership as they are gearing up for the coming of the Mission E that will be sold as Taycan.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Rimac to build electric motors & batteries in China

Croatian super carmaker Rimac Automobili and China’s Camel Group have agreed to start building electric motors and batteries this year. The facility in Chinese Xiangyang is to churn out 50,000 units annually with construction to cost about 128m euros.

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Mar 1, 2017 - 05:38 pm

Elon Musk, Mate Rimac.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“So when we place parts orders with our suppliers, we’ve told them 1,000 a week in July, 2,000 a week in August, and 4,000 a week in September.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk explains how Model 3 production depends on how flawless the supply chain will work. If only 1% of the parts is missing, costs or even delays will occur.

Mate-Rimac“Rimac Automobili are like the Ferrari of the 21st century.”

Says Mate Rimac, founder and CEO Rimac Automobili. The Croatian super carmaker, that also delivers components, plans to open several offices abroad to focus on international markets. Mass production however, is still not part of the plan.

Aug 19, 2016 - 08:15 am

Ryan Popple, Gareth Dunsmore, Mate Rimac.

Ryan-Popple“There will also be environmental and social justice pressures. How do you deploy 25 zero-emission buses in one part of the city, and then continue to emit diesel fumes on all the other bus routes? There is a fairness aspect to that.”

Proterra CEO Ryan Popple shares his experiences in the electric bus market. He believes it will grow ever stronger once the “electric adoption rate gets closer to around 20% of the fleets.” Already, demand has led to an 18 month order backlog.

Gareth-Dunsmore“Countries that start and stop [incentives] don’t move forward. It’s not the amount of money, but the message that turns people’s heads. It’s to show there are different options.”

And the Nissan BladeGlider is one of them, says Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles for Nissan Europe. While being a concept car that will most likely not make it into production, it is surely designed to turn heads and to move people’s minds.

Mate-Rimac“What the local workforce lacks in industry experience is made up by their enthusiasm and drive.”

Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac on building luxury cars in Croatia. As Rimac manufactures almost every component on-site, the team grew together as a “family.”



Aug 17, 2016 - 09:37 am

Roland Krüger, Robert Itschner, Mate Rimac.

Roland-Krueger“While we recognise the automotive industry can make an important contribution to tackling these challenges, the scale of [NEVs] adoption will require us to work together on a broad front of industries with the public sector. It will require collaboration on common standards and to mitigate the huge investments. We need cooperation with experts outside our industry such as battery experts.”

Infiniti president, Roland Krüger, is calling on government and partners to ensure standards as well as infrastructure and technology come together hand in hand to boost EV adoption.

Robert-Itschner“It’s almost a philosophical question, where do you start and what is the standard? If you look at the work of standardization bodies, they come in once some technology is available.”

Robert Itschner, MD of Business Unit Power Conversion at ABB Switzerland, on the question of standardisation and at which point in time how much is appropriate. He finds it technology driven rather than in the interest of consumers primarily.

Mate-Rimac“Being a family sedan with lots of space and in a completely different price category, this comparison isn’t really fair. But in terms of performance, the Tesla it is the closes thing to the Concept_One in the electric car world. It is an impressive car and performs very well at low speeds. On a full ¼ mile, the difference between the Tesla and the Concept_One is quite large.”

Rimac CEO Mate Rimac commented on a drag race between a Tesla Model S P90D, Rimac Concept_One and LaFerrari and admitted that it is not really a fair competition. The show case was organised by race driver Archie Hamilton.

Feb 24, 2016 - 09:14 am

Mate Rimac, Tim Cook, Bill Gates.

Mate-Rimac“As far as I know, we are the only profitable company producing electric cars, but only because we could not have survived any other way; we didn’t have money to burn. We make the best electric car, that’s our forte.”

Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of the Croatian electric supercar-maker Rimac Automobili, seems content with only catering to a niche.

Tim-Cook“For us, we’ve never been about being first. We’ve been about being best.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook did (of course) not confirm whether the IT giant is working on an EV or not. But he did say that Apple likes to explore a product even if it is never build. But if the company begins to spend money, then it is committed.

Bill-Gates“Within the next 15 years, I expect the world will discover a clean-energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world.”

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is confident about the future. He announced that, as part of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, he will give one billion dollars of his private money for the development of new technologies to fight climate change.

Apr 29, 2014 - 08:22 am

Mate Rimac.

Mate-Rimac“Electric motors are so much better, so much more suited to power cars and other vehicles that it was a no-brainer.”

Mate Rimac, founder of Rimac Automobili and inventor of the Concept_One, on why it was no question for him that his super car would be electrically powered.

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