This project aims to develop an Innovative Efficient Air-Conditioning System for Electric Vehicles based on Magneto caloric refrigeration and to design a new thermal power distribution and microclimate control strategies.
The system is based on the Magneto Caloric refrigeration to realise an innovative automotive heat pump able to assure the on-board thermal comfort and on the integration of the on-board thermal systems to improve the thermal management and the overall vehicle energy efficiency.
The project has the following major objectives:
The project results will be validated and demonstrated realising a prototype system on a small electrical bus that will undergo to a complete series of test, including range road test to verify the reliability and effectiveness of the system.
The project includes also a relevant dissemination and exploitation activity to promote the application of the ICE approach not only in the domain of Electrical Vehicles (passenger cars and buses) but also in the whole road transport domain as a standard air-conditioning system.