Taiga Motors Corp. announced its Nomad snowmobile and Orca watercraft have been named to TIME’s annual list of the Best Inventions. TIME recently revealed the winners, which features extraordinary innovations changing how we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from TIME for not just one but both of our fully-electric vehicles — the Nomad snowmobile and Orca personal watercraft — to be featured alongside extraordinary inventions with the common goal of a better tomorrow,” said Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau. “We founded Taiga with the mission to revolutionize the powersports industry with electric vehicles that transform the way people access the outdoors. This honor further validates our mission and serves as evidence of the progress we have made toward changing how people connect with the natural world through our industry-leading electric powertrains, technology and design.”
To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process, paying special attention to growing fields — such as the electric vehicle industry, green energy and the metaverse. TIME then evaluated each contender on a number of key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition and impact.
Taiga was born to electrify the off-road segment, the most challenging and demanding vehicle category. As a trailblazing off-road electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, the product line includes utility, mountain, and trail snowmobiles as well as personal watercraft models. With a clean-sheet manufacturing approach and rigorous performance standards, the purpose-built electric powertrains allow outdoor enthusiasts to consciously explore without compromising performance, noise, reliability and efficiency. Essentially maintenance-free powertrain, customizable drive parameters and hyper-precise throttle controls contribute to ease of use and approachability. Bringing peak performance in all conditions and standard automotive charging, Taiga is setting the standard for electric powersports.