The front-wheel-drive layout may be approaching the end of its heyday if the future VW execs imagine comes to pass. In a roundtable interview at the 2018 LA Auto Show, Matthew Renna, North American head of e-mobility, said future electric cars will likely have their powertrains in the rear and use rear-wheel drive, Motor Trend reported last Friday. Renna explained that gas engine cars have often have a front engine and front-wheel drive because it saves money, but putting the motor in the rear of an electric car would be cost neutral. An electric car's drive unit is packaged much more...
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