CHICAGO—A traditional bastion of gas-powered adrenalin is going electric. In partnership with ABB, NASCAR has unveiled a battery-powered vehicle that it hopes to see competing on race tracks sometime in the near future.

The goal of the ABB NASCAR Electrification Innovation Partnership is to “push the boundaries of electrification technology.”

A prototype vehicle was recently developed in collaboration with NASCAR’s OEM partners—Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota — and was built by a team of engineers at the stock car racing series’ Research & Development Center in Charlotte, NC.

The track-tested EV features three STARD UHP 6-Phase motors (one front, two rear) supplying power directly to all four specially designed Goodyear tires. Anchored by a 78-kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled battery, the tunable power train can produce 1,000 kilowatts at peak power. Regenerative braking converts kinetic energy into power, making the car ideal for both road courses and short oval tracks.

The all-wheel drive car has a generic crossover utility vehicle body made of sustainable flax-based composite. Its body sits on a modified Next Gen chassis, while the steering, suspension, brakes and wheels all derive from the NASCAR Cup Series car.

“While [we are] committed to the historic role of the combustion engine in racing, [we’re] also committed to decarbonizing [our[ operations and reducing [our] carbon footprint to zero across core operations by 2035 through electrification and innovative solutions,” says Eric Nyquist, senior vice president and chief impact officer at NASCAR.

ABB is already active in Formula E racing, a 10-year-old international series for open-wheel racers.