"A state-of-the-art heat pump and heat exchanger system can convert thermal energy to power, for instance, charging the battery from waste heat. According to Jaguar, the system can convert 1 kWh of heat to 2.5kWh of electrical energy, in the process adding up to 50+ kilometers – or around 31 miles – of range. You don’t need to be toasting in the Serengeti to get the benefit, either: it’ll apparently work even in extremely cold weather conditions, and can even harness the waste heat produced by the battery pack itself." - SlashCrap
No, that's not how this works. that's not how any of this works.
A heat pump can MOVE heat at less energy cost than making heat. Thus you can pull the 'equivalent' of 2.5kWh worth of heat from the air outside, to heat the cabin, at a cost of 1kWh from the battery, but you can't "add miles" to the battery. Nor can you "charge the battery" from waste heat. (not in this context, or on this vehicle). UGH. So sick of misinformation. This is basic physics.
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Last edited by SabrToothSqrl; 07-19-2018 at 01:09 PM.