Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) is supplying a number of technologies to support the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle manufactured by Hyundai Motor Group. Introduced in Europe in 2013, the ix35, also known as the Tucson, is slated for a limited US distribution this spring.
Products supplied by HVCC on the Tucson compact crossover SUV include a centrifugal air compressor; coolant heater; high-voltage cooling module and positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heater; and an HVAC system with an electric compressor.
The centrifugal air compressor provides clean pressurized air to the fuel cell stack. The air compressor features a high-speed brushless DC motor with a patented, oil-free and angular ball bearing design. This air compressor technology is a finalist for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Award in the product innovation category. Winners will be named in April.
Halla Visteon Climate Control is a full-line automotive supplier of climate systems and components. Products include heating ventilation and air conditioning; compressors; powertrain cooling; fluid transport; and electric and hybrid vehicle thermal systems.
HVCC is a 70% owned subsidiary of Visteon Corporation and is traded on the Korea Stock Exchange.