After a Swedish Tesla-owner in a forum on the Tesla Club Sweden shared an experience, as he had done with the roof boxes on the roof of a Model 3, decided a manufacturer of roof boxes to launch an entirely new - and quite surprisingly - product.
When we usually see a car with roof box fitted, we are accustomed to, to the pointed end on the tagboksen pointing forward. But after the Swedish Tesla owner, after advice from an acquaintance drove a ride with tagboksen placed 'reverse', reduced the power consumption with 16.4 percent.
And now Calix Roof Boxes, which the company called, launched tagboksen Calix Aero Loader, which is developed specially for electric vehicles, and as with inspiration from the Swedish Peter Fritzons experience is reversed in relation to how a roof box usually sits.
- the Aerodynamics have not been the highest priority in the design of the tagbokser over the past many years, and when consumption and the environment have become more important elements in society, would we have challenged norms, says Håvard Solgaard, who is a sales manager for KGK, which is the distributor of the Calix in Norway, and has been a driving force in the project.
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In the tests, which the manufacturer has carried out with the 'inverted' roof box, has the box resulted in a seven percent longer range in electric cars compared with if it was mounted with the pointed end at the front, as well as a corresponding lower consumption in a fossilbil.
- of course, There are many factors that affect how big the improvement in the reach of the individual driver obtains, but we are confident on the improvement of seven percent, says Solgaard.
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