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Published on September 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre


BorgWarner To Supply Unnamed EV Auto Manufacturer With PTC Cabin Heating Tech, To Improve Range

September 22nd, 2017 by  

BorgWarner will be providing an unnamed but globally active electric vehicle auto manufacturer with its new high-voltage positive temperature coefficient cabin heating tech — for use in a new electric vehicle offering — according to a new press release.

The use of the company’s energy-efficient high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heating systems will reportedly allow for the electric vehicle (EV) offering in question to possess a notably longer range than would otherwise be the case.

Green Car Congress provides more: “Limited waste heat impedes heating the cabin. Independent of waste heat, BorgWarner’s high-voltage cabin heater warms the air stream coming from the blower, delivering a comfortable and odor-free cabin environment, while saving battery power due to efficient operation.

“Featuring ceramic PTC components as core elements of the design, the cabin heater self-regulates to ensure high power heating is available in cold temperatures, when it is needed most. As temperatures rise and heating demand decreases, the energy is automatically reduced.

“The cabin heater offers up to 7 kW of power, provides dual-zone functionality for reduced waste compared with single-zone solutions, and contributes to nearly silent operation of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.”

While the auto manufacturer that will be using the BorgWarner PTC solution in its new EV product remains unnamed as of now, it would stand to reason that the company is German. Perhaps it’s Volkswagen (my guess)? Or Daimler? Or BMW? Presumably, we’ll find out soon enough.



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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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