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The fastest electric car in the world comes from Croatia
By Marko Puljiĉ
Published on 09/11/2011
When the sheet is lifted from the Rimac Automobili Concept One electric hypercar on September 13th at the Frankfurt Motor Show – Hall 4.0, Stand A43 at 3:00 pm, in case you plan on attending – we hope the Croatian company has some heated neck pads on hand. There may be a few cases of whiplash that need treating.

Rimac Automobili concept car is a stunner

Rimac Automobili Racing Trough the Alps

Mate Rimac, the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, will participate with his well known „Green Monster“, the e-M3, on this year's e-miglia rally. The race will cover a route of around 800 kilometres between Munich and St. Moritz from 1st until 6th August.

The E-miglia is the first international e-rally where many EV producers want to show off their technology. The hardest stretch for the entrants will be the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, reaching an altitude of 2504 metres. This is a great opportunity for Rimac Automobili to test the endurance of their technology. Manuel Atzler, project director of e-miglia, commented on Rimac Automobili: „Most notably is that your e-vehicle is the most powerful car in the starting grid. A country without automobile industry is having the most powerful car in one of the most popular e-mobility events in the world.“

The e-M3 is a test mule for battery technologies, battery management, propulsion systems and latest in-house developments. The reason for all the development and testing lays behind a secret project – the Concept_One, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The idea was to create an exceptional supercar with a new propulsion concept. The high-performance powertain is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel, completely independent from the others. Sophisticated electronics are managing the torque distribution between the wheels, using  the current driver's input, vehicle and road conditions by processing the data 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), which is just a part of the new system which makes the Concept_One so unique. 

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  Marko Puljiĉ
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