Fastes eletric car in the world.....Concept_one
We started with a blank sheet of paper. The idea was to create an exceptional supercar with a new propulsion concept.
Even primitive (DC) electric motors can outperform any combustion engine in almost all fields. Efficiency, extremely fast response, wide power band, compact size, regenerative braking, high torque... Those are just some advantages of our new permanent magnet synchronous motor generation which we developed exclusively for the Concept_One.
Our unique powertrain is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel, completely independent one from the other. Sophisticated ECUs control each of those systems using the input of many precise sensors placed all over the car. This architecture allows a new approach to vehicle dynamics. We call it - All Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV).
Each wheel can independently accelerate or decelerate hundreds of times per second, helping to achieve the desired (driver selectable) handling. Together with the very low center of gravity, extremely high torque available almost from zero RPM and the lack of shift interruptions, the Concept_One delivers a completely new driving experience
- Power output: 1088 hp
- Torque: 1600 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm
- Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,8 seconds
- Range: up to 600 km (realistic range – 500 km)
- Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h)
- Lateral g-force: 1.4 g
- Efficiency: 140-550 Wh/km
- 40 kW on-board charging
- 100 kW fast DC-charging
- Weight-to-power ratio: 1.79 kg/hp
- Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear
- Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry
- Configuration: 1400 cells – 200 series, 7 parallel
- Voltage: 650V nominal
- Capacity: 91 kWh
- Cooling: Freon (gas) with high-voltage heat pumps
- Milled aluminum and sheet aluminum housing
- Rimac Automobili Active Battery and Thermal Management Systems
- Several layers of redundant safety and protection systems
Focused on high-performance that comes from a unique fusion of light build, and pure, seamless power, Rimac Automobili was driven from the world we were, passionate petrolheads, into the world of electric propulsion that we are today.
Rimac Automobili is a family of enthusiasts, engineers and designers on their quest to discover new ways of making cars faster, and to prove to the World that fun can be electric – far more than anyone ever imagined. Located in Croatia, near Zagreb, the Rimac factory is a place where magic has happened since 2009. When you love what you do, you don’t work, you play and thus create art.
We started by improving cars, today, we revolutionize them. High-performance, light weight, efficient and top quality with no compromises.
Guided by passion and open minded ideas, Rimac Automobili develops and produces high-performance electric vehicles, drivetrains and battery systems
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November 17. 2014
Rimac Automobili Closes 10M Euro Series-A Investment Round
Zagreb, 13 November 2014 - On its fifth anniversary, Rimac Automobili closed its Series A investment round with 10 million Euro raised from three main investors. The company from Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, started its journey five years ago and is now able to follow its long-term plan at an even faster pace.
First to invest was Frank Kanayet Yepes. In February 2014, he acquired 3% of the company shares. However, he decided to double his investment during the year due to the fact that other high-profile investors wanted to join. This resulted in the current 6% stake in the company. Frank is known for his ability to seize good business opportunities. His wealth originates from the oil business but later he decided to focus on alternative energy sources. In addition, he is a FIA Formula E investor, the owner of several racing teams as well as the Ferrari and Maserati importer for Colombia. “The trigger to invest was Mate, his confidence and the technology he has developed with so little resources.“ Frank believes that Rimac Automobili will be a success story that started in a garage, but he remarks that the company still has a long way to go.
Mate Rimac highlights that Frank is one of the most active investors who definitely brings grey hair on board and actively contributes on a daily basis: “His entrance to the company opened new business opportunities such as a collaboration with the FIA Formula E. I have to admit, he gave me the best birthday present ever. The first investment to the company was done by Frank on my birthday, February 12th 2014.“
The second investor to join was Tek Cheung Yam through his company Integrated Asset Management Asia Limited - IAMAL. IAMAL has recently purchased a majority stake of Forbes. IAMAL has acquired a 2% stake in Rimac Automobili.
The single largest investor is China Dynamics, a company active in the electric vehicle industry in China, that has acquired 10% of shares based on a valuation of 70 million Euros. With China Dynamics on board the series – A investment round is closed.
With the company's valuation at 70 million Euros, Rimac Automobili is racing into a bright future. Mate Rimac will take no break: “During this year we grew from 20 to 60 extraordinary members of our team and we plan to continue our expansion at the same pace. In the past years, we have been growing organically by executing demanding projects for high profile companies in the automotive industry. We have developed and manufactured various vehicles for other companies, as well as delivered various solutions such as battery and infotainment systems. The raised capital is dedicated to the development and commercialization of our future sportscar models and an increase of our production capacity.“
Mate Rimac founded Rimac Automobili in 2009 as an extension of his garage hobby – building and racing electric cars. The company has developed a high performance electric supercar, presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011, only two years after the founding of the company. In the same year, Mate Rimac broke five FIA and Guinness records with e-M3 development car.