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  • John Trotter

    Member
    October 3, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Custom designed heat pump would make sense, but probably not easy. Lots of differences compared to, for example, my Model Y:

    — fewer human bodies to cool or warm (btw, seat heaters may be more efficient/effective than cabin heating)

    — smaller, tighter cabin with, probably, lower heat/cool through the body (composite vs metal)

    — lower motor cooling loads (if air cooling is not enough by itself)

    — smaller battery to cool/heat (in most cases)

    — May be relatively larger windscreen to defrost/defog.

    As an engineer, this would be a great challenge!