Rimac Concept OneThere are electric vehicles (EV), such as the fun-around-town Mitsubishi i MiEV, and then there is the Tesla Model S. While both occupy two very opposite end of the spectrum, an early pioneer of EV technology is Croatian Rimac and his Rimac Concept One.

Rimac, early EV pioneer

When a few of us EV writers started back in the prehistory of the electric drivetrain re-introduction, there was little to talk about and only a handful of car companies showed serious interest. Back then, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Tesla were the big names. Two promising companies and projects were tantalizing us with mouth watering electric performance cars. Lightning GT, and Rimac’s outrageous electric car.

Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

The Rimac Concept One is proof electric cars can not only match the best gasoline cars performance, but show that they will replace the internal combustion engine (ICE). The Rimac Concept One boasts super-performance, only rivalled by Mercedes’ electric AMG.

  • 3637.63 Lbs, 1650 kg
  • 1088 HP
  • 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds
  • Top speed 189.51 MPH, 305 km/h
  • 92 kWh battery pack
  • 373 Miles, 600 km of range.

Rimac Concept One

But enough words. Images speak louder.

And to think there are still those who think EVs are for wimps!

Hap tip Zik Zak

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Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart

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