Elon Musk: ‘Tesla Cybertruck to Take the Top in Aerodynamics’


Tesla Cybertruck continues to come up with new information every day since its introduction. The aerodynamic simulations that have emerged in recent days and show that Cybertruck is an engineering marvel have revealed some information about the structure of the vehicle. An explanation came from Elon Musk about the Tesla Cybertruck’s aerodynamic system.

Tesla Cybertruck, whose ‘shatterproof glass’ that broke during the launch, is the subject of controversy with its interesting design and high price compared to the vehicles in its segment, seems to be talked for a long time. Elon Musk, who has been tweeting about the car almost every day since the launch day, said that Cybertruck also mentioned the aerodynamic structure.

The aerodynamic structure, which is of great importance for motor vehicles, will be one of the strongest aspects of this vehicle, Elon Musk said, while driving a very low coefficient of friction, he said. This parameter can provide useful information to determine the air resistance, Cybertruck in the same segment of vehicles on the issue as a matter of intensive work is seen.

Cybertruck offers less friction than even the best pick-up with its aerodynamic structure:
The friction coefficient of RAM 1500, which was shown as the most aerodynamic pick-up among the vehicles available in the market in 2019, was announced as 0.36. According to Elon Musk’s tweet, Cybertruck will leave RAM 1500 behind, with a friction coefficient of 0.3. Compared to a car in a different segment, the Tesla Model 3 has a friction coefficient of 0.23. In other words, Cybertruck has approached the other segment cars in this field.

Elon Musk, who made such a statement against the question of the aeronautical engineer Justin Martin, who found that the shape of the vehicle caused irregular airflow at the top of the dashboard, showed that the vehicle was unrivaled in its aerodynamics. Justin Martin said that the aerodynamic simulation results of his vehicle were quite good and the design was very clever.

Some people who disagreed with Martin said that most of the aerodynamic simulations are hypothetical. It was also discussed that Elon Musk’s knowledge of the coefficient of friction does not give an idea about the efficiency of electric vehicles. “The coefficient of friction is useful, but it’s just a point of reference. Nothing is said about how friction changes with the side winds, how the vehicle works under the side wind, and what the total energy consumption is,” Professor Chris Baker of Birmingham University made a statement. . We will see whether Elon Musk will make a different statement on this issue in the coming days.


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