T.portal reports that Rimac’s R&D office has thus opened in the Warwick Enterprise Park and has plans to employ 30 people by the end of this year.
There, the British automotive industry will cooperate with the company’s headquarters in Croatia.
Mate Rimac announced the news when Greg Hands visited the company’s headquarters in Sveta Nedelja.
Hands, who watched Rimc’s cars at Top Gear, said that the Croatian car company was “inspiring.”
“He left probably the most famous television car figure in the world, Jeremy Clarkson, without words,” Hands said of Rimac’s cars.
A new office has opened near the University of Warwick near the city of Coventry.
“It’s a great university of engineering,” Hands said.
“And rights,” added the British ambassador to Croatia, Andrew Dalgleish, who studied law there.
Minister @GregHands, Ambassador @a_dalgleish & @MateRimac at the fascinating @AutomobiliRimac factory?: clean growth and green technology solutions are our present and our future!?✊#TogetherForOurPlanet #COP26@tradegovuk pic.twitter.com/3hTO2xImuC
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Rimac said that British engineers were “first-class in new technologies for vehicle electrification and future mobility” and added that “although they are starting with a small office, they could significantly expand in the years to come.”
“Although Croatia will always be our home, we decided to take the opportunity and gather a small team in the UK, where the automotive industry has a long history and a high level of expertise,” said Rimac.
Rimac Automobili currently employs nearly a thousand people and continues to expand rapidly.
The company has already worked closely with British companies to supply technology for automotive brands such as Aston Martin and Jaguar.
Rimac Automobili is also a supplier to many of the world’s largest car manufacturers such as Hyundai, Porsche, Pininfarina, Koenigsegg, and others.
Sveta Nedelja announces that the company will soon present the super sports electric car C_Two in its final form. The car will soon enter series production, limited to 150 units.
The C_Two will reach a top speed of 412 km / h and accelerate to 100 km / h in less than two seconds.
Hands told Hina that he arrived in Croatia to maintain good trade relations with EU member states now that the UK has left. He was opposed to that decision.
“Croatia is a like-minded country when it comes to the free market and is a good friend of ours,” the British minister said, revealing earlier on his Twitter profile that he had spent his honeymoon in Croatia in 2005.
Hands, a conservative MP for London’s Chelsea and Fulham districts, met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković’s adviser Vladimir Drobnjak earlier on Tuesday, and in the coming days, will meet with several Croatian ministers, including the economy minister.
Ahead of Hands’ visit, the British embassy in Croatia said the UK was “sending a clear message that it wants a strong partnership with Croatia and great local companies, with a special focus on green technologies.”
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