Thermal Management Air conditioning

Standard Heat Pump

Last update: 28 Aug. 2023

What is a Standard Heat Pump?

A Standard Heat Pump is the evolution of the Air Conditioning (A/C) system: it is now able to cool the cabin but also to warm it, using the thermodynamic cycle of a refrigerant gas.

Valeo develops multiple Standard Heat Pump architectures (Direct or Indirect) that serve as a “smart thermal network” to optimize overall energy and cabin comfort while maintaining driving range.

When the system is fully optimized, this Standard Heat Pump can extend the range of electric vehicles by up to 30% in winter.

Since our first serial application with a major European OEM, we have upgraded and simplified our system to improve efficiency (for example: adding a hygrometry sensor or enabling new functions such as Heat Recovery on battery and powertrain).


What are our Standard Heat Pump Systems benefits?

  • Efficient Heating (COP>2)
  • +50km (17%) at -7°C with a 90 kWh battery (WLTP)

Standard Heat Pump specifications

  • Up to 4.4 kW heating capacity at -10°C (steady state)
  • Up to 6 kW battery cooling for Fast Charge (100 kW DC)
  • EDC 400V 34cc
  • Water Condenser to warm water for the HVAC
  • HV Coolant Heater to pre-heat battery at very cold temperature
  • SOP 2019

    on DS3 Crossback, Peugeot 208e & 2008e

  • SOP 2020

    on Opel Corsa-e & Mokka-e

  • SOP 2022

    on Jeep Avenger

Vehicle type

  • Passenger car
  • Bus
  • Robot taxi
  • Motorcycle
  • Droid
  • Off road

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