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Model S HVAC

Discussion in 'Model S' started by vfx, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Nanoair

    While this is an article for home HVAC, the low energy consumption and silence of this unit make it worth looking at for an Electric Vehicle.
    DoE takes a look at a refrigerant-free A/C
     
  2. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    They also have NanoCap.
     
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Should we buy stock?
     
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    Maybe this is the source of Elon's recent comment.
     
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    I downloaded their annual report and there's no indication that they have any working NanoCaps. Seems it's only an idea at this point.
     
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    Yes, look at the products page a little closer. ConsERV is the only product they've commercialized as yet.
     
  9. William13

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    The air conditioning will be a version of the Toyota Prius ac. It works fine on my 2004 Prius without any service to date. Don't know about the heat yet.
     
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    I was hoping for a two-way heat pump
     
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    The modified Prius ac could be modified to be a heat pump. I think the reference that I heard from an engineer mentioned a reference to the Prius ac being electric rather than driven by an engine. I think this allows it to be a heat pump. Heat pumps are only efficient to around 0C. The air would feel cold.

    I expect that the best choice for heat is seat warmers and resistance heat for the air with a lower fan setting than what we are used to having. The bright side is nearly instant heated air.
     
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    I am not sure about the 3rd gen, but this old thread suggested that the Prius had a "hybrid" (apropos) heater which could provide some heat with electric elements and some from the ICE coolant when the ICE is running. It was suggested that winter MPG is less in Prius because it runs the ICE more frequently when you want more cabin heat.
    Prius Heater - PriusChat Forums
     

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