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Hi, The idea is to freeze your own ice at home and put it in your EV before starting out on a hot day. The ice cools the coolant running through the existing evaporator coils in the car without the need of a compressor and other complications. All you need is a small circulation pump. I suppose you could also just run the cool water through the coils as it melts. Anyone ever tried this? This basic idea is already being used for other applications.
 

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I like that idea. In southern California and other southwestern states they use swamp coolers because of the low humidity. That concept would also work in a car. In fact as a kid I remember my dad using that idea on our car. It was attached to a side window and the wind-stream blew cold air into the car. I never looked inside of the unit but I assume he poured water in it.
 
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