Infrared heating

  • BMW i3 Concept MkII

    Just how do you keep occupants of an electric car warm? That’s the question that automakers have been tackling for many years, as they bring mass-produced plug-in cars to market. Now BMW thinks it has the solution to keeping occupants warm in the middle of winter: infrared heating. The use of infrared heating was recently discussed by BMW engineers at a recent BMW innovation day event. Using targeted infrared radiation, BMW believes it can develop a system for electric cars that heat passengers directly, keeping them warm without wasting heat heating the rest of the car. In order to...

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