TIFS revealed as heat pump supplier for VW ID.3 & ID.4
TI Fluid Systems has started volume production of new thermal products, assemblies and technology for the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4. TI Fluid Systems’ Jablonec plant in the Czech Republic supplies the components.
Headquartered in British Oxford, the company is a global supplier of fluid system technologies for the automotive industry. For Volkswagen, TIFS assembles the heat pump module with the electronic valves, accumulator, bracket, and chiller with associated high-pressure aluminium lines. The heat pump valve assembly are supplied from TI Fluid System’s Jablonec Plant in the Czech Republic.
The supplier will also provide the Chassis Thermal Coolant Loop Line Assemblies that are manufactured in various materials including lightweight engineered polymers. TIFS has commissioned a new plant in Tangier, Morocco for the battery electric vehicle market. This plant supplies the finished hoses to Tauste, Spain for final assembly and verification test.
Heat pumps in electric cars serve to heat and cool the interior often using CO2 as the refrigerant. Under certain conditions, the heat pump can operate with increased efficiency, thereby increasing the range of the battery.
“We are excited to announce the launch of these new battery electric vehicle components. With this product line, TI Fluid Systems has taken another important step to its future of becoming an integrated thermal management supplier for the battery electric vehicle market,” commented Bill Kozyra, President and CEO of TI Fluid Systems.
Volkswagen is selling the ID.3 electric car already and is expected to gear up volume production of the ID.4 for sales to start shortly. Both electric cars utilise the MEB platform and are expected to carry Volkswagen into the future as an EV volume manufacturer.
Partner TIFS looks back at a century in the market and has been working in the field of fluid systems for cars and light commercial vehicles for decades. The firm has production facilities at 108 locations in 28 countries.