The Tech of the Tron

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While most man­u­fac­tur­ers have pre­ferred to have gone with an en­tirely new ar­chi­tec­ture for their elec­tric ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing Tesla, BMW and Jaguar, Audi has used a mod­i­fied ver­sion of he MLB plat­form for the e-tron. This has given the en­gi­neers the abil­ity to use many of the sup­ple­men­tal sys­tems straight off the other ve­hi­cles and this would in­clude sus­pen­sion, driver as­sis­tance sys­tems as well as safety sys­tems and on the in­te­rior, the ar­chi­tec­ture has helped evolve many of the cur­rent in­fo­tain­ment sys­tems for use on the e-tron. Be­sides, the MLB also helps in mak­ing the e-tron an SUV. While the ar­chi­tec­ture and the shape the ve­hi­cle would take were de­cided, Audi, like Jaguar and BMW for the i8, went for dual power plants at both axles – in this case both be­ing elec­tric. What also de­cided the size of the ve­hi­cle, or rather the wheel­base to be­gin with was the size of the bat­tery-pack that had to fit in be­tween the front and rear axle, and that in turn would also de­cide the range and the per­for­mance of the ve­hi­cle.

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