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With its slippery design, the Skoda Enyaq iV has outstanding aerodynamic efficiency, increasing its range and making it extremely efficient.

26 Feb 2021 | International News : Czech Republic

The maximum range of the Skoda Enyaq iV is more than 520km. At the same time, the SUV benefits from outstanding aerodynamics in this vehicle class. Thanks to its streamlined body, the first all-electric Skoda model based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) achieves an outstanding drag coefficient from Cd 0.257.

Besides an aerodynamically optimised body, this top value is achieved thanks to creative details such as special aero wheels, an active cooling roller blind in the central front air intake and specially shaped exterior mirrors positioned on the front doors rather than in the window triangle of the A-pillar.

The Enyaq's aerodynamic design, active roller blind shutter, front apron with air curtains and aerodynamic wheels all help reduce air resistance
The Skoda Enyaq iV is produced at Skoda's main plant in Mlada Boleslav, making it the only MEB model in Europe to be produced outside of Germany. The body is designed to be as emotive as it is aerodynamic. In combination with its 150kW electric motor, the Enyaq iV 80 can travel more than 520km on a fully charged battery.

At the front of the Enyaq iV, there is an adjustable cooling roller blind in the central air intake. Depending on the cooling air requirements of the electric drivetrain, the lithium-ion battery and the air conditioning system, the vehicle's electronic system opens the cooling roller blind only as far as necessary.

If this shutter is completely closed, it has a particularly favourable effect on the Enyaq iV's aerodynamics and the range increases by up to seven kilometres. The aerodynamically optimised lower part of the front bumper with uniquely shaped spoilers in front of the wheels directs the air under the vehicle where it flows along the smooth underbody panelling and the battery.

Combined with the air curtains placed in the front bumper further accelerating the air, these elements guide the flow of air smoothly around the wheel arches towards the rear of the vehicle. Since the wheels alone account for around 25% of the air resistance, aerodynamically optimised alloy wheels are available for the Enyaq iV, which ensures less air turbulence.

The Enyaq iV is built upon the MEB platform, and it is the only MEB model in Europe to be produced outside of Germany
Turbulence behind the Enyaq iV is also effectively reduced for a low drag coefficient. The elongated roof profile and roof spoiler with integrated side finlets increase the vehicle's downforce and, together with specific edges on the rear bumper, ensure smooth airflow around the body.

In addition, the rear diffuser with an integrated spoiler lip interacts with the roof spoiler to balance the air turbulence behind the Enyaq iV.

The aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors lower drag and reduce wind noise, and are also designed to direct air towards the rear and reduce airflow around the vehicle. To bolster this effect, the mirrors are located on the front doors, rather than in the A-pillar window triangle, allowing air to flow around it.

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