electric motors develop their maximum torque right away, at zero rpm.
As racers, we want our tires not too sticky, to minimize rolling resistance,
and skinny, to cut down on aero drag. This means wheel spin is a common
we want as much regenerative braking as possible. This deceleration has
to go through these same slippery, skinny tires. Locking the wheels under
braking is a concern.
If we had
to choose between rear wheel drive and front wheel drive, we would have
a problem. Weight transfers to the rear as you accelerate, so all things
being equal, a rear wheel drive car will have less wheel spin accelerating
than a front wheel drive car. Weight transfers forward under braking,
so all things being equal, you can get more regenerative braking from
the front wheels without locking the tires, than you can get from the
wheel drive, you get the best of both worlds. Four wheels accelerating.
Four wheels braking.