... or a Tacoma (presumably first generation which is smaller and cheaper than more recent Tacomas), or a Nissan Frontier (again, older is smaller).I have an idea for an eREV that is a 1/4 ton truck kind of like a ranger or an s10.
That's a lot of work for the drivetrain. It would take an enormous amount of battery capacity to get any useful range, so I assume that any towing trip would involve running the engine (since I assume eREV means a plug-in series hybrid with an engine-driven generator).Also, I don't know if what I want to do is really good for one motor. The biggest problem is it needs to be able to tow at least 3500lbs and with the vehicle weighing a good 4000lbs I'm going to need motors that are capable of moving a good 8000lbs down the highway / through the mountians safely. I'm pretty sure that two motors, even if each was half as powerful as a single, bigger motor, would have an easier time with towing.
For the workload issue, I don't think one motor or two matters, except for the question of availability. There is a single electric motor for any desired power level... although not necessarily of the type you want or cheaply enough.