RWD I-Pace with better range?

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Re: RWD I-Pace with better range?

Post by Thincat » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:46 pm

symos wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:48 am
Sometimes it's not just about selling that many cars, it's about having a lower base price.

For example, the Mustang Mach E has an RWD version (which is obviously cheaper). If you look at stats, not many people have reserved it (myself included, before I canceled my reservation in favor of an i-Pace). However, it allows Ford to say that the Mach E "starts at XXXXX€", where XXXXX is a much more attractive price compared to the Jag. This creates a lot of media buzz and lures people in, who in the end, will probably opt for the more expensive, AWD version.
I think this is an excellent point.
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Re: RWD I-Pace with better range?

Post by elbocko » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 pm

If you have an AWD I-Pace and disabled the front motor (even if inductive not permanent magnet) you would still be hauling around a very heavy motor for little benefit, I can see the advantage of AWD and RWD but trying to mix the two might not achieve the objective.
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Re: RWD I-Pace with better range?

Post by electric beagle » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:53 pm

elbocko wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 pm
If you have an AWD I-Pace and disabled the front motor (even if inductive not permanent magnet) you would still be hauling around a very heavy motor for little benefit, I can see the advantage of AWD and RWD but trying to mix the two might not achieve the objective.
From a driving perspective though RWD biased AWD gives the best overall feel regardless of the engineering difficulties it poses for an EV.

That is why FWD biased AWD cars (e.g. most Audi's) have a poor driving feel.
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Re: RWD I-Pace with better range?

Post by elbocko » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm

electric beagle wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:53 pm
elbocko wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 pm
If you have an AWD I-Pace and disabled the front motor (even if inductive not permanent magnet) you would still be hauling around a very heavy motor for little benefit, I can see the advantage of AWD and RWD but trying to mix the two might not achieve the objective.
From a driving perspective though RWD biased AWD gives the best overall feel regardless of the engineering difficulties it poses for an EV.

That is why FWD biased AWD cars (e.g. most Audi's) have a poor driving feel.
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