The Tech of the Tron
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.