Not a car expert at all. Is the fact that it will be RWD an issue? Never owned a RWD and worried about stability etc... Can someone set me right please?
No issue at all.
Don’t drive it like a loon into the bends and you will never know it’s RWD, find a nice wide open car park when you get a bit of snow and push the car a bit to learn how to control a drift at low speed.
All F1 racing cars are RWD. Front wheel drive came about because they are cheaper. BMW kept with RWD. RWD cars can have a tighter turning circle.
Thanks everyone for your replies.Just drive it normally and you'd hardly notice. The two EVs I've owned both RWD have had exceptional traction and stability control as there's so much less mass in the drive-train to control. The electric motor works with the brakes unlike an ICE. You really have to chunk one into a corner or deliberately drive beyond the traction to upset them.
If anything I've seen FWD EVs with less finesse as they can spin the front wheels more easily.
Makes sense. Many thanksElectric motors have muccontrol, so as long as the ESP is designed correctly, there shouldn’t be a problem.
EVs tends to have a 50/50 weight distribution, making them less sensitive to where the power is put down.
Certainly on the Tesla it wasn’t an issue.
Thanks. I think I may when the local showrooms are open again for test drives..Why don't you go and test drive a rwd car? EV if possible...
And Corona safe, if possible...
CheersAt regular road speeds, and with modern electronic nannying, RWD is just a non issue.
Better under acceleration, so long as it isn't hard acceleration in a corner.Not a car expert at all. Is the fact that it will be RWD an issue? Never owned a RWD and worried about stability etc... Can someone set me right please?
Late to the party but... RWD is better than fine. I drove an old RWD BMW 3 series here in Norway for years and with good winter tyres (the biggest factor for traction in winter) it was not a problem. Handling is generally better with RWD with no torque steer to contend with and although RW slide is more likely to occur in RWD ICE cars if you take corners too fast, those slides are much easier to straighten than a FWD slide.Not a car expert at all. Is the fact that it will be RWD an issue? Never owned a RWD and worried about stability etc... Can someone set me right please?