Thermal management plays a key role in the emission reduction, efficiency rate and prolonged driving distance on conventional combustion, hybrid and electrical vehicles and is considered to be a multi-domain challenge that - in its full complexity - deals with a complex set of requirements through various boundary conditions, all aiming to ensure comfort of the installed components and passengers at the same time.
With the transformation from ICE to EV, thermal management has become a key field of development - it is way more than just air condition and cooling. It monitors and controls the operating temperature of various systems such as transmission, battery, electric drive units, engine, and passenger areas in order to improve efficiency and prevent damage and/or failure of the components.
Whereas before technical requirements were focusing on performance mainly, we now need to understand that power consumption, reduced space and leight weight have become painpoints which add on to the complexity of components and applications for Thermal Management. Speed, Space, temperature are critical aspects that have impact on system performance, reaction time and durability. All in different areas, applications and variants at the same time.
HVAC, E-motor, Power Electronics, Battery, Heating Systems, Cooling Systems – it needs a holistic approach when looking at thermal management today. There is no standard solution - not in material, not in fluid, not in size and therefore not in technologies.
Only if all components are allowed to work smoothly side by side or together, performance and comfort are achieved. That’s why customization is the key to an optimized thermal management.
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January 26th, 2023