Croatian innovator Mate Rimac has been included in a list of the 28 people shaping, shaking and stirring up Europe…
Rimac, who is the CEO of the hugely successful Rimac Automobile company, made the list of 28 People from 28 Countries Who Are Shaping, Shaking and Stirring Europe released by the European arm one of the world’s leading portal’s Politico.
Rimac, who employs around 120 people at his base on the outskirts of Zagreb, caught the attention of the world’s media after his production of the Concept One, the world’s first electric super car, and also the world’s most advanced electric bicycle, the Greyp G-12 bike. He also develops a number of other accessories and was involved in the initial stages of developing the world’s first electric yacht.
“After securing investment from wealthy backers in South America and China last year, in an initial funding round that valued Rimac Automobili at €70 million, they’re producing eight cars a year. The supercars aren’t for the mass market, with a price tag of about €900,000. The company is now moving into a new phase of expansion, with plans for models that will be produced in slightly bigger volumes. A new carbon-fiber electric-powered bicycle, which has a top speed of 80km/h, is likely to have broader appeal. Rimac has turned down several opportunities to move the business to a bigger country,” writes Politico.
Check out who made the list from the other EU member states here.