In-car virus busters

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We are used to seeing futuristic in-car santising solutions in concept cars for an autonomous future but it seems recent Covid-related events have triggered a rush to market in China, and they are already in production cars.

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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