UK: Jaguar Land Rover is planning to use Panasonic’s nanoe X virus-busting air conditioning purification technology in its future vehicles.
The nanoe X generators, which are already used in Panasonic’s PACi and VRF ranges of commercial air conditioners, were previously verified by viral research organisation Texcell to inhibit harmful bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
Tests recently conducted by leading microbiology and virology lab Perfectus Biomed for Jaguar Land Rover found that viruses and bacteria were inhibited by as much as 97%
The 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 new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE performance SUV, and Land Rover line-up – including the Discovery and Range Rover Evoque – currently offer Panasonic’s existing nanoe technology and PM2.5 filtration.
The nanoe X generators are said to clean and deodorise the air by producing nano-sized hydroxyl radicals (also known as OH radicals). These have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain pollutants such as allergens, bacteria, viruses, moulds, odours and certain hazardous substances, by breaking them down and inhibiting their unpleasant effects.
Perfectus Biomed performed a sealed-chamber test designed to simulate a vehicle ventilation system in recirculation mode over a 30-minute cycle.
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