Leading provider of thermal management technology and solutions, Modine Manufacturing Company is establishing a separate business unit to focus exclusively on thermal management systems for electric vehicles (EVs).
Currently, the company produces complete electric vehicle heat exchange systems that regulate powertrain temperatures within optimal ranges under all operating conditions. These systems can help achieve optimal temperature for the battery and the electronics and are critical to extending battery range and ultimate battery life.
The company's products are suited for transit and school buses, speciality vehicles, and trucks, including those used for last-mile delivery. It is currently in development discussions with more than 30 customers, is in production on three programmes and has been awarded five additional programmes that are launching in the next 12 months, the company said.
Neil D Brinker, President & CEO, Modine, said the company is making a significant commitment to the EV market to serve the customers who are leading the transition to alternative powertrains. 'We plan to name a dedicated leader to this group and will invest in the people and technology to support this dynamic and rapidly developing market. The future of transportation is EV, and we are gaining momentum with multiple programme wins. This is the right time to stand up this organisation as the transition is happening quickly,' he added.