VW said it plans to move to the ‘PFAS-free’ refrigerant as quickly as possible ‘according to technical feasibility.’
The electronic compressors are built at a Portugal plant and used in Volkswagen’s EVs.
Thanks to using this natural refrigerant for its mobile heating and cooling needs, the ID.5 achieves increased efficiency and range, according to the manufacturer.
The heat pump can reduce the loss of range that climate control causes, especially in winter.
All models of new ID.3 and ID.4 cars are equipped with energy-efficient heat pump for heating and AC.
Researchers have found a CO2-based heat pump to be the most efficient of four options studied for mobile air conditioning.