BorgWarner´s latest coolant heaters are expected to appear in 2021 on the next generation of passenger electric 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.
“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.
BorgWarner has engineered two different devices—single-plate and dual-plate. Single-plate devices are responsible for thermal management of either the battery or cabin heating, while dual-plate versions manage both tasks at the same time. Both are integrated into aluminum housings that provide electromagnetic shielding. The designs include power electronics that prevent overheating. As soon as the system detects an error, it switches off automatically.