The 12th Thermal Management for EV/HEV conference is co-located with the 11th Advanced E-Motor Technology 2024 event.
Electric vehicles are not perfect yet. Vehicle electrification is still a new technology and it’s constantly evolving. There are several opportunities to make EVs and HEVs more efficient. However, optimising thermal management continues to be a dominant area and a distinctive characteristic of energy efficient vehicles. Because of the automotive industry’s drive and necessity to achieve better efficiency, while managing temperature within the vehicle, finding the optimum balance between passenger comfort, vehicle range, and thermal management has never been more important.
EV/HEV thermal management has long been complex and challenging for OEMs, and the complexity of this challenge is growing as vehicle manufacturers look at thermal management not only on a component level, but on a system- and complete vehicle level, and are now judged on several key metrics including cost, performance, and efficiency. Finding the sweet spot where the system operates at its best possible efficiency without increasing cost is a major OEM goal.
Battery thermal management, cabin climate comfort efficiency and preventing thermal runaway has become a bigger challenge as OEMs struggle to find the balance between managing the battery, passenger comfort and vehicle range. And topics including control strategies, new refrigerants, the expected ban on current refrigerants, AI for thermal management, fuel cell & fast charging thermal management are getting more and more attention.
Visit the 12th Thermal Management for EV/HEV conference for more than three full days of presentations, panel discussions, and technical demonstrations – all with the end goal of delivering practical thermal management solutions on both the component and system/vehicle level, optimising cost, efficiency, range and performance while working within actual real-world limitations.