Thursday, February 22, 2024
News Mate Rimac Suggests Next Electric Supercar Could be a Diesel

Mate Rimac Suggests Next Electric Supercar Could be a Diesel

Rimac's making a diesel?

  • Founder says company is not a battery-exclusive company

  • Says new tech could allow making electricity from liquid fuel


Electric supercar builder Rimac’s next supercar might not be electric. The EV brand’s boss has said that the automaker is looking into using liquid fuels like diesel, though in a very new way.

Rimac isn’t exclusively electric,” company founder Mate Rimac told Autocar. “It’s doing whatever is most exciting at the time.”

The company boss and founder told the site that the idea is to use nanotubes to superheat liquid fuels that would then generate electricity. Doing so could replace the battery in an electric driveline. He said that the company had identified a startup that was experimenting with the tech.

Rimac said that CO2 would still result, but that it would be significantly less than from burning fuel. The startup’s tests suggested 80 percent efficiency, versus 30 percent for internal combustion. In addition to diesel, hydrogen or liquified petroleum gas could be used.

The tech would allow for reduced emissions and substantial weight savings. Rimac said that this would be especially good for sports cars, where weight has more importance than in typical vehicles. While Rimac did not mention the benefit, it could also help eliminate charging times, allowing an EV to top up as quickly as any other diesel car.

 

 

 

Trending Now

GMC’s Bold Leap with Hummer and Denali in an Electric Future

It’s no secret that, at least for “today”, sustainability intersects with luxury. And when it comes to trucks, GMC emerges as a leader with...

Hispano Suiza Teases Big Wing, Big Battery Carmen Sagrera

Newest Carmen gets big carbon wing Latest model to go on sale later this year The reborn Hispano Suiza car company is teasing another...

2024 Jeep Gladiator Pickup Priced From $56k

Refreshed Gladiator comes with more equipment Upgrades include new luxury trims and new interior Jeep has just priced the 2024 Gladiator. The piuckup gets...

Volkswagen Reportedly Planning Boxster-Related New Scirocco

New 'Roc could arrive in 2028 Would share platform with Porsche and Audi TT One of the coolest Volkswagens of all could be making...

Porsche Launches New V6 Panamera E-Hybrid Models

2025 Panamera gets two new hybrid models E-Hybrid adds up to 536 hp Porsche is pouncing with a pair of new Panamera models. The...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.