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, Volume 114, Issue 6, pp 22–27 | Cite as

Optimised air-conditioning system for increased range of electric vehicles

  • Changwon Lee
  • Jungho Kwon
  • Youngrok Lee
  • Jaehyun Park
Development Climatisation

In an electric vehicle (EV), the maximum cruising range is adversely affected by electric power consumption of auxiliary electric components such as heating and cooling. Hyundai works on a special heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control system that significantly increases the cruising range of electric vehicles by air-conditioning only the occupied seats within the vehicle.

Motivation

In line with rising oil prices and toughened environmental regulations, the focus of vehicle development has moved to high fuel efficiency, eco-friendly features, and electromobility. However, power consumption associated with the operation of HVAC systems profoundly affects the overall power consumption of EVs. In order to pave a way toward the prevalence of EV, a highly efficient cooling and heating system has to be developed.

Currently, the urban driving range of EVs is about 140 to 160 km on a single charge. While using HVAC cooling, however, it is reduced by 20 to 30 %. Unlike cars...

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Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Changwon Lee
    • 1
  • Jungho Kwon
    • 1
  • Youngrok Lee
    • 1
  • Jaehyun Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Hyundai Motor CompanySeoulKorea

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