Optimised air-conditioning system for increased range of electric vehicles
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.
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.
- Shin, Y. G.: A Basic Study on Control Algorithm for Car HVAC. In: Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering, 2010Google Scholar
- Lee, C. W.; Kwon, J. H.: Development of an Energy-Saving Individual HVAC System with Driver, Passenger and Rear Air-Conditioning Zones Controlled Independently. In: Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group’s Symposium, 2011Google Scholar
- Umezu, K.; Noyama, H.: Air-Conditioning System For Electric Vehicles (i-MiEV). In: JSAE, 2010Google Scholar