Thermal Management Solutions for Electric Vehicles

Driving the future of electromobility

Effective thermal management is a must-have for automakers seeking to improve powertrain cooling, extend driving ranges, and optimize cabin temperatures in battery electric vehicles (BEVs). 

Onboard heat pump technologies using Opteon™ refrigerants recycle the waste heat from a vehicle’s electrical components (battery, motors, chargers, inverters, etc.) and use it to raise cabin temperatures, reducing power drain due to resistive heating.

Opteon™ dielectric fluids can be used in immersion cooling in battery packs to improve cell temperature uniformity and mitigate thermal runaway. Opteon™ fluids also enable the adoption of higher-density silicon carbide (SiC) power modules, which work at higher temperatures and require enhanced thermal management capabilities.

Efficiency and versatility in a thermal solution

Opteon™ solutions for BEVs operate efficiently at both low and high temperatures, minimizing “range anxiety” without compromising comfort. Opteon™ products also help mitigate the risk of battery degradation from fast charging—promoting safe operation and longer battery life.