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Old 01-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mechman600 View Post
The big advantage to rear wheel drive, direct drive, is a wide open engine bay to fit biblical amounts of battery, allowing full use of the trunk.
Considering the weight balance between the axles, I believe it would be better to leave some batteries closer to the rear axle. Well, after all there would still be some space under the front hood to mount a secondary trunk, just like a Volkswagen Square-Back

Also, the weight balance is important to keep the steering lighter.

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