EPGAA demonstrates significant solar heat-reducing ability of laminated auto glass

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The Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association (EPGAA) has demonstrated the significant solar heat-reducing ability of laminated glass with advanced solar control technology. This glass has the ability to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by nearly 3% by reducing the need for air conditioning (A/C) power consumption in vehicles.

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Laminated glass with advanced solar control technology can reduce solar heat
In an effort to educate legislators and regulators about the correlation between the benefits provided by laminated glass and reduced emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency, The Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association (EPGAA) has demonstrated the significant solar heat-reducing ability of laminated glass with advanced solar control technology during the SAE Government and Industry meeting 25-27 January, held in conjunction with the Washington D.C. Auto Show.
Such technology has demonstrated the ability to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by nearly 3% by reducing the need for air conditioning (A/C) power consumption in vehicles, as measured during drive cycle testing. By reducing A/C need, laminated glass can also improve the performance of emerging fuel efficiency technologies, such as engine start/stop, by keeping the vehicle cooler while stopped (i.e.- when the engine is off.). It can also contribute to increasing electric vehicle (EV) range and mitigating consumer "range anxiety" since A/C power consumption significantly reduces EV range. And with the proliferation of onboard vehicle electronics, reducing A/C consumption conserves the scarce available power to ensure seamless operation of vehicle electronics. The list of such features is growing: navigation, bluetooth and inter-car connectivity, active radar, lidar, IR, and ultrasonic sensors, rear seat entertainment (RSE) and consumer interfaces. Each feature draws power from the same 12-14 volts normally...
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