Marelli has launched a new thermal management system for EVs, which combines the different thermal circuits in the vehicle to increase efficiency.
Marelli’s integrated Thermal Management Module (iTMM) modularizes water-cooled heat exchangers like the chiller or condenser with a smart valve arrangement that controls up to 6 channel combinations, unlike single-function heat exchangers. The iTMM integrates the three systems, using their synergies and sharing components, to optimize energy management using this combined valve. The iTMM’s efficiency in severe weather and low temperatures increases the vehicle’s driving range by 20% when coupled with a heat pump system in winter, the company said. The module also meets market demand for ultra-fast charging through pre-conditioning and OBD (on-board diagnostics) standards.
Alongside this technology, Marelli’s Thermal Solutions division has developed a full range of thermal systems for both internal combustion engines and electric powertrains, allowing the control and balance of thermal energy.