Regulating a car’s environment takes energy. Not such a big deal when you can stop to refuel at a gas station practically anywhere and be in and out in five minutes.
But, given the limits of battery technology, infrastructure and your precious time, it’s a much bigger deal in an EV.
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Right now, EV drivers can work around the issue a bit by pre-conditioning their cars, which means plugging into a charger to prime the environment before you leave. I won’t even go into the enormous hassles of this solution if your vehicle doesn’t have a linked app that allows drivers to operate it remotely.
Wouldn’t a better idea be to create a way for the car to optimize and control the climate itself? Enter window treatments such as Solar Gard’s new VortexIR Ceramic Film Series. Using nano-sized ceramic particles, the window film polymer treatment blocks upwards of 99% of UV rays, rejects up to 96% of infrared rays and has a total Solar Energy Rejection of up to 65%. The windows’ absorption of these heat producing light spectrums reduces the thermal load inside the car, keeping you more comfortable, saving energy and increasing your car’s battery life.
More than just regulating temperature, VortexIR apparently provides great optics as well. According to Steven Schroer, Sales & Marketing Manager for the Americas at Solar Gard and a self-styled comedian, had this to say, “Essentially we’re able to create a window film with a visible light transmission that could provide Britney Spears extreme privacy, while at the same time would grant Neil deGrasse Tyson the unobstructed transparency to clearly stare out the window at the stars.”
No matter what your profession, window films either from the factory installed aftermarket can save energy either chemical or electrical.