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Rimac teases hatch-like automobile the corporate in all probability will not promote

Rimac Group founder Mate Rimac took to social media on Thursday to publish a video that seemingly teases a brand new mannequin, particularly a hatchback-like automobile.

He included a press release with the publish that one thing in improvement at Rimac for the previous 5 years will likely be unveiled on June 26.

The video reveals the silhouette of the automobile juxtaposed with flickering pictures of city scenes, and with music within the background containing lyrics about “by means of the town’s veins” and “we experience from daybreak to midday.” The video additionally opens with a photograph of well-known futurist and visionary Jules Verne.

Although Rimac is finest identified for its high-performance electrical automobile expertise, together with the Nevera electrical hypercar and its Concept_One predecessor, the automobile within the teaser is unlikely to be a brand new scorching hatch within the vein of Rivian’s R3 and R3X fashions proven earlier in March.

Instagram post by Mate Rimac made on March 21, 2024

Instagram publish by Mate Rimac made on March 21, 2024

The teaser extra doubtless alludes to a robotaxi that Rivian has beforehand confirmed for a debut in 2024.

Code-named Venture 3 Mobility, plans for the robotaxi had been first introduced in 2021. It’s being developed with some backing from Kia, which has a small stake in privately owned Rimac along with Hyundai.

Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, the place Rimac’s headquarters is positioned, is anticipated to be the primary metropolis the place the robotaxis are launched. Rimac has beforehand hinted at a service being prepared by 2026. When saying the mission three years in the past, Rimac mentioned it was additionally in negotiations with 20 extra cities in Europe and the Center East to launch the service.

Although it is exhausting to gauge, the angle of the automobile’s windshield, if there’s one, seems like it could have been impressed by the well-known Johnny Cab robotaxi depicted within the 1990 hit science fiction movie “Whole Recall.” Do not be stunned if Rimac has an avatar for a voice assistant that occupants in its robotaxis can work together with it, similar to the Johnny Cab.

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