BorgWarner’s cabin heater extends driving range for new EV
BorgWarner announced it will supply its high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heating technology for a new electric vehicle (EV) for a globally known EV automaker.
“We take pride in delivering critically important technology solutions to support our customers’ goals,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “We are excited to offer a solution that addresses these challenges while providing driver comfort.”
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, and is intended to deliver 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. 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.