Porsche Invests in electric supercar builder
Rimac Concept One
Porsche has bought a 10% stake with makers of the 1224hp Concept One electric supercar.
Already working with Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, and Jaguar Land Rover, Croatian EV maker Rimac Automobili has struck a deal with Porsche AG. Porsche has working to perfect the 2020 Taycan, and Rimac has extensive experience with EVs. “In less than a decade we have built up a comprehensive know-how in developing high-performance electric powertrain and battery technology, innovative infotainment and telemetry systems and many other core vehicle systems,” says founder Mate Rimac. “Our hypercars are at the pinnacle of technology, redefining the idea of the super sports car. Still, building a serious automotive supplier and niche sports car manufacturer is a lifetime challenge and we still have a long way to go. Entering the collaborative partnership with Porsche AG is an important step in our strategy to become a leading EV technology supplier to the global OEMs. We are delighted to have gained a high level of trust from our investors, partners and customers and are looking forward to continue working on exciting projects with our clients across the automotive industry.”
For its part, Porsche says, “By developing the purely electric two-seaters super sports cars, like the Concept One and C Two, as well as core vehicle systems, Rimac has impressively demonstrated its credentials in the field of electro-mobility. 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.”