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Reference Number InnUK/102295/01
Title CLEVER: CLimate control solution for EVs with Extended mileage Range
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 September 2015
End Date 31 August 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £260,895
Industrial Sectors Transport
Region West Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRD_LCV_IDP11 - Adapting cutting-edge technologies - IDP11. Activity Adapting cutting-edge technologies -IDP11
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (100.000%)
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Abstract Air conditioning in vehicles is very energy intensive. In internal combustion engines up to 8% of the fuel is used, but in EVs there is limited waste heat that can be reused. This means that up to 40% of the energy within the battery can be required, which directly impacts the range of the vehicle. One way to address this is to engage the recirculation mode more frequently, but this has limited use, particularly in vehicles with many passengers, as carbon dioxide (CO2) levels build up as a result of the occupants breathing. The CLEVER project (CLimate control solution for EVs with Extended mileage Range) aims to show that the air within the vehicle can be actively managed like a bubble, so that on recirculation mode, CO2 and other contaminants are kept to set levels. This concept has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles by 25%, whilst simultaneously protecting passengers from external pollutants. It is achieved by using a regenerable CO2 scrubber, that captures CO2 from the cabin, and periodically releases it to the outside.
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