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      09-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #858
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Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
This one is simple to explain. <<snip>>
Phenomenal post ... especially with the comparison to Harley-Davidson ...

... because even Harley-Davidson is making an EV nowadays. Why? To attract significantly younger buyers.

I'm beyond convinced that eventual hybridization is a primary reason for the platform switch, and your weight-gain wrap-up is, to me, further evidence for it.

We all know what electrification does to a chassis -- including the weight addition. If the weight that's already there is 'optimized' regarding location, the added hardware can be that much more easily balanced and tuned. We all also know that a mid-engine drivetrain is generally the most compact possible, particularly with RWD. The bits and pieces in and around the front wheels can easily be reconfigured to enable significant hybridization.
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