The FWD RWD debate is important in ICE, not so true in EV. Tesla went with RWD and AWD and looks like so did VW.
It is obvious that EV is better balanced vs ICE.Your opinion, not universally shared. A search both here and on sites specific to the BMW i3, several mention feeling RWD with regenerative braking was unsafe on slick roads.
FWIW, I know from experience, on slick roads too much regenerative braking with FWD can cause problems, especially on downhill curves. Slick roads are the only time we choose D in the Bolt; less is more when traction is problematic.