The innovative BorgWarner’s coolant heaters are expected to appear in 2021 on the next generation of passenger cars produced by global OEMs. The company has been chosen as a supplier for cabin heating and battery conditioning solutions for several high-volume vehicle programs.
BorgWarner’s coolant heaters already chosen by some primary manufacturers
«Our battery and cabin heater has become the technology of choice for some of the most important electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers in Europe, North America and Asia, helping them to reduce battery consumption while increasing passenger comfort», said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal and Turbo Systems. «Our engineers have a deep system understanding of cabin heating and battery conditioning requirements and are supporting our customers as they prepare new vehicles for start of production».
The new technology was developed to meet the demand for fast-acting solutions as the heat management systems of vehicles increasingly become decoupled from the internal combustion engine, permanently in the case of electric vehicles and for longer parts of the drive cycle in hybrid electric vehicles.
Improving battery performance
BorgWarner’s coolant heaters can be used for both passenger cabin heating and improving battery energy performance in electric and hybrid vehicles by offering consistent temperature distribution inside the battery pack and its cells.
With high thermal power density and fast response time due to their low thermal mass, these heaters also extend pure electric driving range.