Compressors: Electric MAC compressor

BMW's recently launched ActiveHybrid7 will benefit from Visteon Corporation's new lightweight electric compressor that meets the demands of hybrid and electric vehicles. Unlike traditional compressors which are belt-driven by the engine and can only operate when the engine is running, the Visteon model works independently, allowing cabin cooling when the engine is turned off. Featuring a compact design, the system incorporates a compressor, electric motor and inverter in an integrated housing.