Viewed : 896 times

Recommended Articles

Jaguar Land Rover are testing a prototype air purification technology that has been tested to be 97% effective at filtering out viruses and bacteria.

19 Mar 2021 | International News : U.K.

Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) future cabin air purification technology has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much as 97%.

The prototype Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system uses Panasonic's nanoe X technology to inhibit harmful bacteria and viruses, and will help the cabins of future Jaguar and Land Rover models to deliver a unique customer experience. The research comes as Jaguar Land Rover defines its future strategy, a sustainability-rich reimagination of modern luxury, unique customer experiences, and positive societal impact.

With this research, JLR hopes to provide a cleaner environment for passengers inside the cabin and to set new standards in the ownership experience
Jaguar Land Rover partnered with Perfectus Biomed to perform the laboratory-based sealed-chamber test designed to simulate a vehicle ventilation system in recirculation mode over a 30-minute cycle. The independent research showed that viruses and bacteria were inhibited by as much as 97%.

Panasonic's nanoe X technology has also been tested on COVID-19 by Texcell, a global research organisation that specialises in viral testing and immunoprofiling, and is one of the laboratories in the world with permission to test against novel coronavirus. It found more than 99.995% of the virus was inhibited during the two-hour laboratory test.

To provide active air purification, the nanoe X technology uses a high voltage to create trillions of Hydroxyl (OH) Radicals enveloped in nano-sized water molecules. These OH Radicals denature the virus and bacteria proteins, helping inhibit their growth. The OH Radicals deodorise and inhibit allergens in a similar way to create a cleaner air environment for customers.

This pioneering research will allow Jaguar Land Rover to offer the next generation of advanced cabin air filtration in the future. Models across the Jaguar range, including the I-PACE and Land Rover lineup - including the Discovery and Range Rover Evoque - currently offer nanoe technology and PM2.5 filtration. An innovative pre-conditioning feature is also available so customers can enable the system before getting into the vehicle.

You may also like

1-10 of 20