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Under the Skin: Why Electric Car Aerodynamics Are So Important

22 Nov 2022 | Abstracted from Autocar

"..drag accounts for 30% to 40% of losses in electric cars on the WLTP drive cycle, possibly rising to 50% in the real world. In comparison, losses due to drag account for just 10%" in ICE cars.

"The Porsche Taycan and Mercedes EQS are achieving drag coefficients of 0.22 and 0.20 respectively, and the Mercedes EQXX concept drives that down to an almost unbelievable 0.17...figures translate to energy consumption of 15kWh per 62 miles for the EQS, , but that drops significantly to 10kWh for the EQXX."



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