EV hypercar manufacturer and electric technology specialist, Rimac Automobili, has unveiled the design for its new state-of-the-art home in Croatia, including on-site test track, accommodation, and museum. The new complex will be its international R&D and production base and enable the company to ramp up from prototype and smaller volume projects to high-volume production of its high-performance electric drivetrain and battery systems for many global car companies.
The new site is located only a couple of kilometers from Rimac’s current home and occupies a site of 200,000 m² while the built area will be 100,000m². It is expected to be completed by 2023.
Rimac CEO and Founder, Mate Rimac, says: “Just 10 years ago this company was only me in a garage, working on electric performance vehicles and components. Since then, we have grown to around 1,000 employees, formed strategic partnerships with Porsche, Hyundai Motor Group and others, and are working with the biggest names in the automotive industry. But, one thing that we have always committed to is developing our business within Croatia; we’re proud to be here and with this new location, it will be our long-term home.”
He adds: “We have now reached a point where we need to build our long-term home in Croatia, and that’s exactly what the Rimac Campus is. Having outgrown our existing facilities, we’re now creating a space that best reflects our brand and our ambitions, working with world-leading architects to build a campus that sits comfortably within the natural beauty of Croatia while also bringing every aspect of Rimac into one place.”
In the long term, the new site will accommodate over 2,500 employees and substantial production facilities, well over double today’s current headcount.
The site has been split into two distinct areas. The first being the HQ building, which will house central functions, management and R&D, as well as Greyp’s offices – the electric bike manufacturer also founded by Mate Rimac.