Electric vehicles are redefining the driving experience. Customers expect at least the same amenities as with Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) driven vehicles and certainly the range should go beyond the stigma attached to EVs. The design of the HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) and the battery cooling can impact both range and thermal comfort. Without the additional heat created by an ICE, keeping passengers comfortable can reduce range by up to 40%. On the other hand, the HVAC system can help maintain the battery at optimal operating conditions.
In this eBook we talk about SIMULIAs holistic solution for cabin design, managing both thermal comfort and range simultaneously.