Look around the Internet or the local newspaper stand. Can you find anything there that’s related to EVs without talking about their flaws.
Manufacturers are slowly working out the kinks yet our restless nature keeps telling us it’s not enough. Most of the progress seems minimal.
The Bavarians seem to be pushing the limits of this sluggish movement and the latest announcement they have from their heating department.
I know it sounds like we’re about to talk about something as exciting as plumbing but trust me, this is likely to make a difference.
BMW is now talking about infrared heating technology. It may sound like a bit of a disaster movie but it’s actually a brilliant solution.
Infrared heating works in a much more efficient way, doesn’t require auxiliaries and will ultimately be capable of saving up to 30% charge consumption.
Those who love the silence and overall muted feel of EVs will definitely enjoy the way the infrared panels could provide heat to the interior without fans, air vents or anything of the likes.
BMW’s current idea is to have these infrared panels located in the door panels and the foot wells. This proximity also helps reduce energy wasting.
The real problem with the infrared heaters is that they’re pretty much a pipe dream. BMW is cutting back on development of EVs for the market (though research is going on).
Beyond that no genuine business plan was scraped together for this stuff, which makes us think it’s even further away.