Ariel Nomad Converted to EV with Two Electric Motors

American engineering firm BorgWarner has converted an all-terrain vehicle to an electric powertrain.

The vehicle, an Ariel Nomad developed initially by Ariel in Somerset, England with an ICE powertrain, two rear-mounted, high-voltage electric motors generating 200kW and a 30kW, 350V battery pack, which is liquid-cooled via coolant surrounding the pack. 

It also has a torque-vectoring rear drive unit and software for traction control, meaning the software can directly control the amount of power going to each rear wheel. The torque vectoring also helps with handling response and regenerative braking.

However, the American global engineering company hasn’t released performance statistics, the converted vehicle’s weight, or the power-to-weight ratio.

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