Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT

Overall energy production, storage, and consumption are becoming increasingly critical to the design of vehicles, as major vehicle manufacturers are converting a significant percentage of their models to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (xEVs). Vehicle range and cabin comfort are closely related in xEVs because the energy that is required for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system comes in total or in part from the battery pack. On-board photovoltaics (PVs) offer an additional source of energy to increase vehicle range, reduce time spent at charging stations, and offset the auxiliary loads on the battery pack.

Join us on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 9 am as we present a practical approach for calculating EV energy consumption based on environmental conditions, where a 3D vehicle cabin model is combined with a human thermal comfort model and a component-level EV model. The results are analyzed to evaluate the effects of including PVs in the vehicle design.

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