SOURCE: Kia Motors Corporation
Kia pioneers energy-saving ventilation systems for Soul EV through extreme winter testing
The primary focus for the vehicle's validation test in Swedish Lapland is the introduction of all-new Kia heating and ventilation technologies. These include a world-first driver-only ventilation system that improves the efficiency of the batteries and increases the vehicle's overall driving range.
The bitter Scandinavian winter temperatures, which can get as low as -35°C, allow engineers to rigorously test the performance of the new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) technologies, as well as other electrical systems and the EV powertrain.