Mate Rimac excels in more than just electric cars.
“Who needs a Toyota Prius? Every now and then, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique like to ditch their flashy motors for electric bicycles. The international footballers are fans of Greyp Bikes, a Croatian company which boasts the most advanced electric bikes in the world. The three stars each have their own customised version of Greyp’s premier model, the G12S. The bikes are the brainchild of inventor Mate Rimac” – this is how The Sun starts its article on the popularity of Croatia’s Greyp Bikes, reports Index.hr on September 9, 2018.
The newspaper adds that Rimac is one of the most innovative Croatian entrepreneurs and the mind behind the electric Jaguar E-Type in which Prince Harry drove Meghan Markle after their wedding in May.
“Pique shows his love for Barcelona, having one styled in the Catalan giants’ colours. But he also has a plain version, which he used to ride to training on Tuesday. Fabregas has gone for his international team, Spain, while Messi has followed suit with his bike decorated in the blue and white of Argentina,” writes The Sun.
They add that majority of Greyp’s products are made exclusively according to the wishes of clients, which include football players, police and armed forces.
“Through Rimac’s other company Rimac Automobili, he’s even attracted the Royals. His firm helped convert the silver-blue 1968 Jaguar’s combustion engine into an environmentally friendly electric engine. Harry and Meghan drove the car to their Frogmore House, Windsor reception. The remodelled car was believed to have cost 350,000 pounds,” writes The Sun.
“We are proud that such amazing athletes recognised our product. Greyp G12S is living proof of how hypercar technology can stream down and create a totally new and exciting product;” said Krešimir Hlede, COO of Greyp Bikes.
At the end of the article, The Sun emphasizes that prices range from 50,000 to 75,000 kuna for the G12H model.
“You’ll need to earn footballers wages to get your own,” concludes The Sun.
Translated from Index.hr.