Last month, we reported that the Croatia-based all-electric supercar maker Rimac Automobili was in the process of raising a significant round of financing to support its development work for OEMs. The company is now teasing some “secret projects” with other automakers as it expands its production facility.
Aside from development work for Swedish automaker Koenigsegg, Rimac’s EV technology has been confined to its $1 million Concept_One vehicle and the Greyp e-bikes.
While an impressive vehicle (the company is now claiming it can achieve a top speed of over 220 mph – a record for an EV), Rimac only delivered a few to customers in the last few years.
The company unveiled a “production version” of the car and expanded its production capacity earlier this year.
Last week, they released a video of the expansion at its facility in Sveta Nedelja, Crotia:
In the last frame, the company is teasing “secret OEM projects”:
The company is staying tight-lipped about those projects, but it could be quite interesting considering Rimac’s pioneering work in performance EVs. Mate Rimac, now 28 years old, started the company back in 2009 based on his experience converting his BMW E30 to electric.
3 years later, he had the Concept_One. While the company wasn’t able to scale like Tesla, Rimac has very much a similar mission to accelerate the advent of electric transport:
“The Concept_One achieves today what many wouldn’t consider achievable even in the future. It shows that the future of transportation is not boring or slow but fun and better in every way. It takes the fear of the future away and makes us excited and awaited. Now think about all that technology applied in many other products and applications across different industries, driving the change towards a time beyond fossil fuels.”
In the meantime, the Concept_One is sure to continue making its mark in the car industry. The company is teasing a race that happened last week between the Concept_One and Bugatti Veyron. That should be interesting: