26 Feb '12, 3pm

Solutia Glass Films and Interlayers Increase Vehicle Fuel Economy and EV Range by Cutting Air Conditioning Energ...

"XIR reflective films and Saflex S series interlayers provide cost-effective opportunities to extend range in hybrid electric and pure electric vehicles," said Tom Selm, global business director for Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "Both product technologies reduce the rate at which the sun heats up a vehicle by preventing solar energy from penetrating vehicle glass without sacrificing driver visibility." When a vehicle starts off cooler or gains less heat while driving, the air conditioning (A/C) system uses less power to achieve and maintain a desired cabin temperature. This allows automotive designers to use smaller and lighter A/C systems, which also allows electric vehicles the ability to increase the driving range for each charge.

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/nwslnks/clips212/feb1203...

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