Prime Minister Andrej Plenković met with electric supercar maker Mate Rimac on Wednesday to discuss the future of the electric car industry in Croatia, the Croatian Government said in a statement.
The investments planned by Rimac Automobili have a broader context for the development of local and national transport, as well as educational and research and development infrastructure, according to a statement from the meeting also attended by Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Ćorić, Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and State property Darko Horvat and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Nataša Tramišak.
According to the statement, Prime Minister Plenković "expressed support for Rimac Automobili's development initiatives and investments and announced institutional support to all investors who develop and apply the latest technologies in Croatia."
The participants also discussed projects that could be included on a list of projects that may be eligible for funding from upcoming assistance programs, including the EU Recovery and Resilience Fund and the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework.
Mate Rimac also presented the planned construction of a campus that will include the company's headquarters, modern research and development facilities, a smart factory for high-tech components and electric cars, and additional facilities. The investment in the campus project will facilitate an increasing number of projects that the company is engaged in and serial production, and it is planned to create a total of 2,300 jobs for highly educated professionals, the statement said.
Furthermore, the company plans to build a testing center for technology and electric vehicle components, which is necessary to meet the growing demand for the company's services and to expand services for testing battery systems, propulsion systems and the environmental friendliness of such systems, the Government said in the statement.
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