I would like to know how the LEAF handles low-end torque in the snow.
The Prius has a Traction Control (TC) system that has as much to do with
preventing overspeed of Motor/Generator2 (MG2) as with dealing with
traction issues. Once a Gen II Prius is stopped dead in the snow, if
you're unfortunate enough to find yourself going up hill, and maybe
with a turn to negotiate, it can be really challenging to get moving
without the TC intervening and cutting off power. The Gen III is said
to be less likely to intervene.
Anyway, if you spin the LEAF's drive wheels at a stop, what happens?
Oh yeah, the Tango goes for $100K+. Seems like a good set of Blizzaks
or Nokians all 'round is a better investment.