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NASCAR shows off an EV prototype

The NASCAR EV prototype viewed from a front three-quarter view on a track.
Is now the right time to say “ka-chow,” or should I wait? | Image: NASCAR

NASCAR showed off a new EV prototype stock car at the Chicago Street Race today as part of a presentation on its sustainability initiatives, which it has a new partner for in Swedish electrification firm ABB. The car, which looks more like a performance crossover like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, is in many ways a total departure from the traditional stock car. Don’t expect the ABB NASCAR EV Prototype to replace the fuel-burning V8 anytime soon, though.

NASCAR says the car has three electric motors — one in the front and two in the back — powered by a 78-kWh liquid-cooled battery that can generate 1,000kW “at peak power,” according to today’s announcement.

Image: NASCAR

NASCAR writes that the EV sits on a modified…

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