In-car virus busters.

By Mark Andrews

Car Design News. 28/04/2020

How Chinese car manufacturers have adapted fast and integrated in-car systems to filter particles (including viruses) from the car

When Elon Musk in 2015 announced Tesla’s bioweapon defence mode the world laughed. Now it seems a number of Chinese producers are laughing with Musk and hoping that it will be all the way to the bank.

From 2016 Tesla began selling the Model Y and S equipped with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filters. Being able to block particles as small as 0.1 microns they can block viruses such as 2019-nCoV, which has a size of 0.125 microns.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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