Based on the Ariel Nomad, this electric buggy by BorgWarner is something we’d expect if Tesla started making off-road vehicles. Instead of the traditional Honda-sourced 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generating 235 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque found on the Nomad, this vehicle has now been fitted with two hairpin electric motors that each control a rear wheel. They operate independently from each other and boast a torque vectoring function for improved steering response. Read more for a video and additional information.
These two electric motors generate a combined 268 hp, fed by a liquid-cooled 30 kWh battery pack. If that isn’t enough, the company claims that you can equip it with “different configurations of battery power”. This prototype was built in just six months and will be used as a baseline for BorgWarner, a worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier, to further their research, development and validation of new technologies.