Innovative Thermal Management for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Thursday, April 25, 2013 -
07:30 to 15:30
Conference Room E1200, Building 401 Advanced Photon Source, USA, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439

Aim of the Workshop 
The output of the Workshop will be an exchange of information as well as ideas on improving 
energy efficiency in vehicles with alternative propulsion systems. 

  • Presentation of current activities and projects. 
  • Increasing the range of EVs due to battery savings through innovative cabin heating and cooling. 
  • Identifying potentials for improvement 

In the late afternoon, Life cycle analysis of Battery Active Materials used in EVs can be discussed in conjunction with Task 19 “Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles” workshop participants.   
Available panel session from 15:30 – 17:30.

Location and Date
Date: Thursday April 25th, 2013  
Location:  USA, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, Building 401 Advanced Photon Source, Conference Room E1200

Agenda Workshop Day 
07:30 – 08:45  Continental Breakfast @ APS Gallery (lower level) 
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome address (Ann M. Schlenker, Argonne) 
09:10 – 09:20 Introduction of Participants 
09:20 – 09:30 System optimization and Vehicle Integration – Introduction Task 17, Aim of the Workshop (Andreas Dorda, A3PS)

Session 1: Effective Heating and Cooling in Electric Drive Vehicles  
09:30 – 10:00 Advanced Vehicle Performance Assessment 
Experimental Analysis of HEV, PHEV and BEV (Michael Duoba, Argonne National Laboratory) 
10:00 – 10:30 Activities and Potential Identified by Suppliers 
Automotive Thermal Comfort and Powertrain Cooling (Mahmoud Ghodbane and Christopher 
Wojdyla, Valeo Climate Control) 
10:30 – 11:00 Activities and Potential Identified by Suppliers 
Cabin Comfort for Electric Vehicle Powertrains (Prasad Kadle, Delphi Thermal Systems) 

11:00 – 11:15  Break 

11:15 – 11:45 Efforts of Volkswagen and Fraunhofer, Telephone Conference 
E-Comfort for Cabin Climatisation of Electric Vehicles (Prof. Christoph van Treeck, Fraunhofer 
IBP/RWTH Aachen) 

11:45 – 12:15 Discussion and comments

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break @ APS Gallery (lower level) 

Session 2: Summary of Research Projects 

13:30 – 14:00 Research project: Cooling of Power Electronics 
Development of Nanofluids for Cooling Power Electronics for HEV (Elena Timofeeva, Argonne 
National Laboratory) 

14:00 – 14:30 Research project: Efficient cabin heating 
Project EKo-Lack (Mark-Michael Weltzl, A3PS) 

14:30 – 15:30 Discussion: Vehicle Integration and thermal management solutions 

End of Workshop 

If interested: From 15:30 – 17:00 possibility to attend Task 19 “Life Cycle Assessment of 
Electric Vehicles” or Tour Advanced Powertrain Research Facility