Exactly!\n\nIn Alaska, I had a VW Squareback not unlike this one in the photo. It had a flat 4-cylinder air-cooled engine over the rear wheels. See the air vents on the side, above & behind the rear wheels. Like all rear engined VWs, it had rear wheel drive. I put all weather tires on all 4 wheels. At that time, those tires were a compromise between standard & snow tires. The tires were tall & narrow, and it was somewhat under powered. Just right for driving in snow. As long as I stayed on roads where the snow wasn't deeper than the axles, I could drive anywhere. The only exception was when there had been an ice fog, where everything, including the roads, was coated with a thin layer of ice. No one drove in that!\n\nIf I remember correctly, that car was a 1968 or 69 model. I bought it used in 1973 for $800.\n\n\nReminds me of my grandfather's Cortina station wagon in Austria. :D\n\nBefore the SUVs we had a Taurus station wagon with front wheel drive. Never got stuck in the snow in that vehicle. It's all in the technique. ;)\n\nAre most EV's 4WD?