JLR’s air purification system to stop 97% of viruses like corona’
Independent lab tests have proven that Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) future air purification technology for car interiors can stop 97% of viruses and bacteria in the air, the car manufacturer claims. The prototype of the new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) uses Panasonic’s nanoeTM X technology to stop harmful substances in the air.
Jaguar Land Rover created a partnership with Perfectus Biomed Ltd., a leading lab in microbiology and virology, to conduct a series of lab tests in sealed chambers. These chambers allowed the lab to simulate a ventilation system in a 30-minute recycling mode. According to the independent research, the HVAC system stopped 97% of viruses and bacteria.
Panasonic’s nanoeTM X technology was also tested on the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by Texcell, a worldwide organization specializing in viral testing and immune profiling. Texcell is one of the labs in the world with permission to conduct tests on the new coronavirus. During a two-hour lab test, more than 99,995% of the virus seemed to be stopped.
Next-generation air filter system
The nanoeTM X technology uses a high tension to create trillions of hydroxyl (OH) radicals wrapped by water molecules in nano format. These OH radicals denaturalize the proteins of viruses and bacteria to prevent their growth. The same principle is used to deodorize and clean the air.
Future Jaguar Land Rover models, like the fully electric SUV I-Pace, the Land Rover Discovery, and the Range Rover Evoque, will be equipped with this next-generation air filter system. Today, the Discovery and Evoque are already available with nanoeTM technology and PM2.5 filtration on board, says JLR.