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, Volume 121, Issue 2, pp 44–49 | Cite as

Cabin Conditioning for Electric Vehicles

  • Peter Drage
  • Markus Hinteregger
  • Gerald Zotter
  • Marijan ŠimekEmail author
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In electric mobility, there is often a conflict of objectives between thermal comfort and range. With an innovative thermal management concept, AVL qpunkt aims to counteract this. This can be achieved by a combination of using surface heating elements, alternative refrigerants for heat pump systems and utilization of advanced control systems to achieve a reasonable driving range extension, while assuring a comfortable cabin climate.

Success of Electric Mobility

According to statistics and market surveys, a significant increase in market penetration of Electric Vehicles (EVs) has been identified. In Austria, 353.320 new vehicles were registered in 2017. Out of this 7154 were electric, marking a 74-% increase of new registered EVs in comparison to 2016 [1]. Similar trends within the automotive market can be observed not only in Europe, but also worldwide.

The success of electric mobility is determined, among other things, by one decisive factor: the driving range. The range of EVs can...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Drage
    • 1
  • Markus Hinteregger
    • 1
  • Gerald Zotter
    • 1
  • Marijan Šimek
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.AVL qpunktGrazÖsterreich
  2. 2.AVL qpunktMünchenGermany

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