SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday that its second dedicated EV model IONIQ 6 achieved a drag coefficient of 0.21, the lowest among its car models.
A lower drag coefficient indicates the object will have less aerodynamic drag, enabling more efficient driving.
A car’s drag coefficient has an impact on driving performance, fuel consumption efficiency, driving safety and noise levels.
The carmaker said that the IONIQ 6’s electrified streamliner design, which minimizes wind resistance, contributed to greatly reducing the drag coefficient.
In addition, the IONIQ 6 has a variety of other features and equipment, including a rear spoiler, external-type active air flap, wheel gap reducer, and separation trap.
In particular, the wheel gap reducer that Hyundai designed for the first time in the world reduces the gap between the wheel and car body via a plate placed between the front bumper and tire.
It is designed based on the concept that a wider gap leads to higher air resistance.
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