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Rear Wheel Drive on Kia EV6 - Handling OK?

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I watched the Fully Charged look at the EV6 earlier. I was disappointed to hear that the 2WD version will be rear wheel drive. Am I just being old fashioned in not liking the idea of a rear wheel drive car? My most recent experience of that was a friend who gave up on a RWD BMW one winter into owning it as he couldn't control it in even moderately slippery conditions. Is there anything about an EV that would make driving a RWD version any safer/more pleasant than an ICE equivalent?

I haven't watched anything on the Hyundai 5 yet - is that the same?
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BMW are notorious for fitting wide, low profile and sport orientated tyres on even their most inappropriate M-Sport badged cars. Which is unhelpful in snow. Easily fixed with winter wheel set.

All comes down to the traction control and stability control system.

The Tesla version works quite well, but not so much the Renault one. Wouldn’t want a RWD Zoe with this system.

So you’ll have to test drive one, but I suspect you won’t be able to truely test it unless you’re on a track to air field.
Interesting as Renault are one of the few manufacturers to sell a RWD hatch back.
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