Aerodynamic performance of EV compact vehicle
STAR-CCM+ enables Applus IDIADA to deliver excellent aerodynamics in shape-shifting CRONUZ concept vehicle. Using simulation to optimize the design is the key to achieving perfect harmony between design and aerodynamics. With just steady-state simulations that aligned well with wind tunnel results, the engineers quickly identified a design that would break the 0.2 Cd barrier. The aerodynamic innovations in the CRONUZ stand to help both major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and EV startups in reducing drag and increasing range. Such shape-shifting cars with active systems, which have become prominent in the last decade, seem to be the future of automotive aerodynamics.