Originally Posted by tommolog
The i8 is all wheel drive. The electric motor drives the front wheels and the gas engine drives the rear ones. Not at all like the volt that used the gas engine to sustain the batteries charge.
The range extender version of the i3 would be more along the lines of the Volt but not exactly. Rex i3 after initial launch, main market: US.
i8 system is still being tweaked so it will be interesting to see the final outcome. Whether the electric can be used as a push to pass, as well as final output numbers. They were deputing adding a limited slip and other performance driving. It is still a ways away from production so a lot can change.... it was originally a diesel!