One of the more interesting car news of yesterday was that the automobile giant Porsche has invested in the Croatian technology and electric cars company Rimac Automobili.
Porsche has taken over a minority stake of 10% in the ownership structure of Rimac, which will ensure its technological cooperation in the development of electric sports cars. Cooperation could bring some interesting breakthroughs, as both manufacturers are already firmly involved in the development of hybrid and electric cars. Porsche already has hybrid versions of the Panamera, by the end of the year it will bring hybrid Cayenne on the road, and they are also preparing to launch their first true electric car Taycan.
Mate Rimac, on the other hand, has many experience in electric super sports car projects, as demonstrated by the Rimac Concept One, a small-sized supercar, and his successor C Two, which he has put on the stand in this year Geneva Motorshow. It transfers the electric power of about 2,000 HP to the road, accelerates up to 412 kilometers per hour and has the reach of up to 650 kilometers with full batteries. But Porsche is probably more interested in the fact, that Rimac is strongly involved in the development of high-performance electric vehicle systems and batteries.
This was also pointed out by Deputy Chairman of the Porsche Executive Committee Lutz Meschke: " By developing the purely electric two-seaters 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. 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."