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Complex Heat Pump Operational Mode Identification and Comparison for Use in Electric Vehicles

WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Energies 2018, 11(8), 2000; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11082000
Received: 10 July 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 24 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018
Previous research has focused on the use of heat pumps in electric vehicles, with the focus on recuperating heat from, normally, ambient and one thermal source on the vehicle. Here 5 potential thermal sources on a vehicle have been identified and thorough testing on the benefit of each source has been performed. The results presented suggest the motor, a thermal storage device, and cabin exhaust extraction should be used >80% of the time according to the scenarios tested, while battery heating and transmission heat extraction should be used subject to conditions on the ambient temperature and drive cycle. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicles; heat pumps; energy flow; heat; energy storage electric vehicles; heat pumps; energy flow; heat; energy storage
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Jeffs, J.; McGordon, A.; Picarelli, A.; Robinson, S.; Tripathy, Y.; Widanage, W.D. Complex Heat Pump Operational Mode Identification and Comparison for Use in Electric Vehicles. Energies 2018, 11, 2000.

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