BorgWarner has entered into a partnership with ZEEKR
Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., to supply its advanced High-voltage Coolant Heater (HVCH) to
ZEEKR’s new ZEEKR 001 electric sedan.
BorgWarner is a global leader in
delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle
market. ZEEKR Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. is owned by Geely Holding Group.
The HVCH technology was developed to
meet the demand for fast-acting solutions as the thermal management systems of
vehicles increasingly become decoupled from the internal combustion engine,
permanently in the case of electric vehicles (EVs) and for longer parts of the
drive cycle in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).
By offering consistent temperature
distribution inside the battery pack and its cells, BorgWarner’s coolant
heaters can be used for improving battery energy performance in EVs and HEVs.
In addition, it allows comfortable cabin temperatures to be generated in a
short time enabling a better driving and passenger experience. With high
thermal power density and fast response time due to their low thermal mass,
these heaters also extend pure electric driving range as they use less power
from the battery.
The HVCH uses the latest thick film element (TFE) technology.
Developed to meet demand for high-performance systems that quickly generate
heat, the HVCH’s heating elements are immersed in coolant so that power losses
are minimized and allows for direct temperature sensing. The HVCH is available
in two versions – single plate and dual plate – both integrated into robust
aluminum housings that provide excellent electromagnetic shielding.
The new ZEEKR 001 equipped with BorgWarner’s HVCH is
scheduled to start production in the second half of 2021.
BorgWarner Inc. is a global product
leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the
Source: BorgWarner Press Release