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
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.