Hyundai Motor Winter-proves Electrified Vehicles in Swedish Lapland’s Extreme Cold Conditions

Posted on 13. Apr, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

03/15/2018, Arjeplog

  • Electrified vehicles subjected to winter testing
  • NEXO fuel dungeon electric automobile boasts ideal cold start capability during -30°C
  • Kona Electric advantages from appetite saving heating and movement technologies

Arjeplog, Mar 15, 2018 – At Hyundai Mobis Proving Ground in Sweden, usually an hour’s expostulate divided from a Article Circle, Hyundai Motor Company subjects a latest electrified vehicles to a many impassioned sub-zero conditions. Rigorous contrast ensures winter-proved operation of Hyundai’s electrified vehicles in temperatures as low as -35°C.

Extreme cold can adversely impact several functions of electrified vehicles, such as a ability to start a vehicle, conduct thermal control of a electric powertrain, heating and movement and maximize a expostulate range.

Hyundai’s dual distinguished electrified vehicles, Hyundai NEXO fuel dungeon electric automobile (FCEV) and All-New Kona Electric, spearheaded a Hyundai’s winter test. The prior generations of FCEV faced a poignant technical plea to be started in temperatures within -10°~-20° C. In sequence to overcome a technical challenge, a Hyundai engineers designed a new member to feverishness adult a fuel dungeon smoke-stack of a NEXO in sub-zero conditions. Thanks to this crafty thermal government strategy, a Hyundai NEXO can be started during -30° C, that is on standard with any other forms of inner explosion engine powered vehicles.

The other technical plea typically found with FCEVs is ice arrangement within a fuel dungeon smoke-stack after a automobile is incited off, as H2O is a usually byproduct of electricity era by hydrogen. Utilizing a ventilator complement trustworthy to a fuel dungeon stack, when it is incited off, a NEXO removes H2O before it becomes frozen.

The pivotal design of a winter exam for a battery electric automobile is to grasp a many fit use of electricity. In sequence to maximize a expostulate range, a Kona Electric incorporates crafty engineering solutions to minimize electricity used for heating, movement and air-conditioning (HVAC).

The HVAC technologies highlighted in a Kona Electric are a rarely fit new feverishness pump, intelligent atmosphere intake control, particular movement (for motorist only) and a pre-conditioning movement system.

The Kona Electric’s heat siphon system harnesses squandered feverishness issued by electrical components and recycles it to boost a potency of a heating and movement systems. By minimizing electricity expenditure from a battery, a feverishness siphon contributes to a altogether pushing operation of a Kona Electric in winter.

The smart air intake control complement featured on a Kona Electric recycles exhilarated atmosphere by determining a volume of atmosphere entering and exiting a vehicle. By improved determining a atmosphere upsurge inside a vehicle, a HVAC complement is means to feverishness a cabin some-more efficiently, thereby minimizing a volume of heating used during winter driving.

The individual movement system of a Kona Electric totally shuts off heating and movement to a foot-well and dashboard movement on a newcomer side when pushing alone. The complement is activated by a ‘driver only’ symbol on a dashboard.

When plugged in, a pre-conditioning movement system allows a Kona Electric to be pre-heated, utilizing electricity from a grid before a automobile is driven. Customers can report to pre-heat or pre-cool a cabin of their vehicles before driving.

At a peak of Hyundai’s eco-friendly automobile line-up, Hyundai’s initial dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV, a NEXO boasts a best operation within a fuel dungeon and EV automobile segments, delivering an estimated 800 km from a singular assign (under NEDC testing).

Featuring dual opposite battery ability options, a long-range chronicle Kona Electric with a 64 kWh battery container is going to broach adult to 482 km of expostulate operation on a singular charge, while a simple chronicle with a 39.2 kWh battery container is going to broach adult to 312 km (under WLTP regulations).

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