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Automechanika Innovation awards : and the winner is The Valeo R-744 air conditioning system!

The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2018 have been announced. 
The winner in the O.E. Products Category is 
VALEO with the A/C loop R-744

The R-744 air conditioning system,

the world’s first HVAC System to use a natural refrigerant


Valeo has developed an environmentally friendly air conditioning system using the R-744 refrigerant (made up of natural CO₂), thus eliminating the direct impact of air-conditioning systems on global warming.

This system will make its world premiere in June 2017.


R-744 best responds to global warning requirements

Meets the triple challenge of interchangeability, better cooling performance, acoustic behavior


The R-744 air conditioning system is a game changer for the market

  • Environmentally responsible
  • Best in class heat exchangers
  • Silent system solution
  • Extended range for EV










Key differentiators of the Valeo R-744 system


Best in class Gas Cooler

  • Higher cooling power
  • Lower pressure drop
  • Mechanical resistance


Best in class Evaporator

  • Higher cooling density
  • Improved aeraulic adaptation


R-744 HVAC Module

  • New foam integration for noise decoupling
  • Implementation od CO2 cabin sensor
  • New system interface


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