Hi everyone. I've wondered if anyone has thought about a two-wheel drive ev, using hub motors. From my completely noob perspective, it seems like a decent idea. You would get regenerative braking from the front, where most of the braking power comes from, you could use two small motors, instead of one, which would reduce the unsprung weight in the back. It seems like packaging would be easier.
OTOH, would it need two controllers? Is a single hub motor all that heavy (compared to a drum brake, which my bike has)? Is regenerative braking even worth the complexity?
I'm considering an ev conversion for a 1971 yamaha, so I'm spitballing here. If it's stupid idea, I won't take offense. I just haven't seen any and I know I'm not the first to think of it.