Volkswagen could offer a manual transmission on the Scout EV, much like what Lexus/Toyota is planning to do with some of its all-electric vehicles. It would go a long way to help maintain the Scouts character, enjoyment (this is a big one) and possibly some actual improvements to performance.

Could they actually offer it? What do you think the odds are?
Do you even want one? I know some hate the idea of a 'manual' in an EV.

Here's a working concept that Lexus has out in the wild: