Infrared Heating System




An infrared heating system for vehicle occupants. The benefits:
1. quick on/off
2. save hugely on energy (added range)
3. very nice experience (like sitting in the Spring sun)
4. no air circulation needed so quieter operation of the car


BMW has been working on a system like this.

Moderator: Interesting system, but it’s unclear if there would be any significant gains in range. They also require a heat pump (with compressor, fans, etc., so it sounds significantly more expensive to produce). In the photo, I wonder how you avoid burning your arm? Since no one has put it into production, I suspect it’s far from ready for prime time yet.


We’re going to close this out.  Tesla uses heat pumps in all its cars now.

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     Created 6-Mar-2016