Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck could have a drag coefficient of just .30

Cybertruck air flow Martin

Earlier this week, we reported that an engineer as well an aerodynamics & CFD specialist had attempted to analyze the aerodynamics of Tesla’s Cybertruck, with interesting results. In that article, the results of the analysis, based on unofficial renderings, showed a potential drag coefficient Cd of 0.48.

Save with big discounts at your favourite Tesla accessories stores, like 10% off at Tesmanian, TesBros and Nikola Pro, plus many more. Coupon codes at DriveTeslaCanada.ca/deals.

In a recent post on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that by the time the Cybertruck hits production, with some “extreme effort” by the design team, the Cybertruck could have a Cd of 0.30.

For comparison, the Model 3 has a Cd of 0.23, Model S is 0.24, and the Model X is 0.25. For electric vehicles, having a low Cd is crucial to being as efficient as possible to get the most range out of the heavy batteries that weight the vehicle down. With the Cybertruck still 2+ years away from hitting the roads, the Tesla team will be doing their best to get that Cd as low as possible.

Get 10% off at Tesloid.ca or Tesloid.com with coupon code DTC10 at checkout. Quality Tesla accessories with FREE shipping across Canada and the US.
About Darryn 1465 Articles
Founder and Editor-in-chief of Drive Tesla Canada | Darryn@DriveTeslaCanada.ca Have a Tesla tip? Email tips@driveteslacanada.ca, or DM us on Twitter @DriveTeslaca