A company press release goes into a little more detail:

“A benefit of the vehicle’s electrified powertrain is its improved steering response made possible through torque vectoring. This feature allows both forward motion and regenerative braking, delivering a dynamic and controllable driving experience. Another key technology is BorgWarner’s thermal-management system, which circulates coolant via an electric pump through the inverters and battery pack. The liquid-cooled, 350V 30kWh pack delivers peak power of 200kW.”


“The vehicle also is a proving ground for BorgWarner’s partner companies. Cascadia Motion, a BorgWarner-owned company, developed the rear-wheel-drive system featuring two separate BorgWarner High-voltage Hairpin (HVH) 250 electric motors and eGearDrive gear sets, each one independently controlling a rear wheel. This system, also featuring two of BorgWarner’s inverters, gives complete authority over the vehicle and enables more power and durability.”


Lightweight off-road vehicles are kind of the ultimate application of electric power anyway, in theory. They’re typically only used for short ranges, they really benefit from low-end torque, not to mention a consistent application of power, and they don’t usually spend long periods of time at high speed.

This EV-ified Nomad would actually make a pretty fun weekend thrasher as-is, but it doesn’t look like BorgWarner is planning to make this a mass-market retrofit kit. It does mean, though, that some of the people working on EV tech are at least doing a decent job acting like car enthusiasts. So the car community’s got that going for it. Which is nice.