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Rimac Releases Production Version of Its Concept One Electric Car

Rimac, a Croatian electric automobile company has released the production version of its new electric car, Concept One, which was revealed in 2011.

The Concept One production version will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.

The company says that Concept One was born out of the idea that an electric powertrain can make a sportscar not only faster but also more adjustable and agile.

The car has been designed to be lightweight with equitable weight distribution and at the same time to have a low centre of gravity.

The company says that it was achieved by integrating the teams working on chassis and the powertrain together.

The car is powered by four powerful permanent magnet motors placed at the centre of the each axle and combined power of these electric motors equals 800kW (1088hp) along with 1600Nm of torque.

Concept One comes with a 650V nominal battery which can supply 1000kW (1MW) of energy during acceleration and absorb at least 400kW of energy during braking.

This power and torque is distributed at the right proportions and passed on to each of the motors so that the performance is always optimum. This is done by Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV) system.

It says that with this system onboard, the car can propel from 0-100km/hr in 2.6 seconds and to 200km/hr in 6.2 seconds and to 300km/hr in 14.2 seconds. The maximum speed limit is 355km/hr.

According to the company, the R-AWTV also provides traction control, stability control and provides "electric ABS" system that instructs the 4-wheel regenerative braking of up to 400kW that work together with the carbon-ceramic braking.

Apart from this, the car also has a graphics user interface system which gives details about energy consumption, regenerative braking and R-AWTV settings, etc.

Along with this, car is also fitted with more than 500 different sensors that collect information and display it in real time. This data also gets backed up in cloud thanks to 4G internet connection.

Rimac Automobili, founder and CEO, Mate Rimac said: "My goal was to not to create an electric version of existing supercars."

"I wanted to create technology to make the supercar considerably better in every regard - faster, more fun and more efficient. I wanted to make the supercar of the 21st century.

"The Concept One showcases performances which were not considered possible for electric cars a few years ago. To reach that level of performance, we first had to develop the technology and then the car.

"The Concept One has gone through four iterations from a concept to the production car. In every iteration, we have redesigned almost all systems from scratch in order to achieve the level of performance and quality that we have set for ourselves in the beginning. "

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