Solve for the Competing Priorities of Occupant Comfort and Electric Vehicle Range

With the cooler weather, many electric vehicle (EV) owners are preparing their best strategies to maintain a desirable range and keep warm. Sometimes EV owners must bundle up to mitigate HVAC usage to make it to their destination. These strategies are less than desirable, and so OEMs are working hard to minimize this issue with better cabin simulations for better designs. 

How to Optimize Cabin Comfort and Range for Electric Vehicles

Electric cars accounted for 2.6% of global car sales and about 1% of global car stock in 2019. They manifested a 40% year-on-year increase. As the electrification of ATVs, buses, and trucks progresses, the market continues to grow. Ambitious policies have been critical in stimulating the electric vehicle rollout in influential markets in recent years. This shift continues—including zero-emission vehicle mandates and fuel economy standards —which have set clear, long-term signals to the automotive industry and consumers that support the transition (IEA).

Modeling Moisture and Its Effects on Thermal Comfort

Before you could make it back to the car, the afternoon rainstorm rolled in, and it started to downpour. Racing to your vehicle, you jump in, your raincoat is soaked through. After relishing the reprieve of being safe from dive-bombing raindrops, you start your car and turn up the heat. 

What Causes Batteries to Age?

In this blog, we will take a look at how to predict battery lifetime and performance.

Predicting Energy Savings for Electric Vehicle Cabin Comfort

Electric vehicles continue to gain popularity as automakers reduce barriers to purchasing. Manufacturers are seeking solutions to increase range, offer lower price points, and expand the availability of charging infrastructures. These barriers are just some of the reasons consumers are slow to adopt and why OEMs are getting more serious about predicting energy savings.