Amazing how cheap the motor is. As small as it is, I can imagine the day when they just put two motors on these cars. One in the front, and one in the back. Power on demand when you need it, and then it can be shut off when not needed, and provide additional regeneration when needed. So soon as battery technology evolves, the possibilies are amazing. Can you imagine the Tesla S having an additional motor between the front wheels? (There is plenty of room). Power could instantly go from 416HP to 832 Horsepower!!
Plus, unlike a ICE, a second electric motor could kick in as needed without waiting for it to warm up, etc.
Again. look how small our LEAF motor actually is: