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An advanced air conditioning system for Electric Vehicles

E-llum AC System

An advanced air conditioning system for Electric Vehicles

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E-llum A/C project aims at launching an advanced air conditioning system in the automotive sector, made using an innovative material called E-llum as a new thermal source of air conditioning absorption. This system can reduce the energy consumption of the electric vehicle's air conditioning system by 20-40%.

The solution developed will make more efficient use of energetic resourcing, reaching a perfect control of the cooling process and reducing weight and installed power. It will increase the energy availability distances per charge and the general vehicle comfort thanks to the reduction of noise and cooler picks. Furthermore, E-llum A/C will reduce the costs of the A/C car components and the time and costs of A/C maintenance.

The E-llum A/C is a closed cycle system, instead of the common A/C system, because the thermal energy isn't released into the atmosphere as the actual external radiator is sited in the vehicle itself. It is also less harmful to the ozone layer as no HFCs gases are used.

The goal is to realise a strong business growth of E-WENCO initiative: to sell more than 100,000 E-llum AC Systems per year, with an annual turnover of over 14 million euros.

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European Commission
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E-Wenco Srl

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