Rimac Automobili is best known for being the maker of the all-electric 1 MW supercar, Concept_One, but the small Croatian company is slowly positioning itself as a supplier for automakers that want to make performance electric cars.
Now a Rimac executive is teasing a new round of investment to finance mass production of Rimac’s battery and powertrain technologies to supply OEMs.
It’s not a new business to Rimac. The company already gets more revenue from its OEM clients than from selling the few $1 million Concept_One vehicles it produced. For example, it supplies Koenigsegg with battery pack and PDU development and they produce some welded assemblies for the Swedish automaker.
But it looks like their work with Koenigsegg is only the beginning. Monika Mikac, head of operations of Rimac Automobili, told local news this week (via total-croatia-news) that the company is on the verge of closing a new investment round. While she didn’t give details, she confirmed that it will be a bigger round than their last one, which injected 10 million euros in the company.
The new round will be to support its business-to-business division. She added:
“We plan to launch a larger series of production of our batteries and engine systems.”
While details are still scarce and Mikac is not confirming any new automotive clients, it’s still an existing news because it means Rimac’s EV technology will go into more hands – and Rimac has some cool technology.
For example, Rimac mastered all-wheel torque vectoring:
“This system precisely controls the torque of each motor 100 times per second. By utilising the data from various precise sensors placed throughout the car and advanced control algorithms, it can use the maximum grip of each tire, thus providing superior dynamic characteristics. RAWTV has various modes that give the car multiple characters, depending on the driver’s preferences and abilities.
For example – the driver can choose an “oversteer mode” where the system helps skilled drivers to slide through corners. RAWTV not only changes the character of the car under acceleration and braking but also acts as a dynamic stability control system. Compared to the conventional systems where hydraulic brakes are used to stabilize the vehicle, the RAWTV takes advantage of the use of electric motors.”
Here’s a video explaining the tech:
To get a look at more of Rimac’s cool technology, I suggest the video below.
We will keep an eye out for any of Rimac’s tech making its way to production cars.
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