Much like how they've talked about a Tank Turn mode, I'm hoping for a Donut mode that will allow me to go RWD-only in certain circumstances. I see no reason or benefit to offering FWD.I've long wondered if RWD/FWD would be an option. CS told me several months ago that the Rivian will be full time AWD.
Last I heard it was DC brushless. Not sure if that's changed?We honestly don't even know what kind of motors Rivian is using.
By naming the company Tesla, they pretty much forced themselves to include an AC motor, imo.I know the dual-motor Tesla Model S has a PMSR motor in the front, but an AC induction motor in the rear.
Probably bigger motors compared to the front.I suspect Rivian's quad-motor system might have the same sort of magic, and may be why the rear motors provide higher torque.