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Old 07-17-2021, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Either hybrids or full-EVs can be OK with drum brakes as they do regenerative braking.
The VW ID series has drum rear brakes because it is RWD and the electric motor does the vast majority of braking. Drums also make a parking brake easier.

However, plenty of reviews of the car dinged it for having "cheap" drum brakes without looking into the engineering reasons why.
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