The COVID-19 virus, as we know is highly contagious and transmits through small droplets of cough or sneeze from the infected person. When the virus becomes suspended in droplets smaller than 5 micrometers — known as aerosols — it can stay suspended for about a half-hour, before drifting down and settling on surfaces where it can linger for hours. That’s the reason for wearing face masks and ensuring that the airborne coronavirus does not enter a healthy person.
How about a car that keeps you safe and prevents Coronavirus?
Some of the modern cars come with an inbuilt air purifier that removes allergens, airborne bacteria and viruses, dust, cigarette smoke, chemicals emitted from plastics, exhaust fumes, and other toxic pollutants. The chances of the virus entering the car’s cabin are quite obvious unless it has a HEPA air filter!
In India, there a few cars that come with factory-fitted inbuilt HEPA air purifiers. The HEPA air filter is efficient in filtering particles of size 0.01 micron or 10 nanometers. The size of the coronavirus is 125 nanometers.
However, an air purifier alone may not help, the coronavirus can survive on metallic and plastic surfaces for almost days and hence regular sanitizing and timely cleaning of common touch surface areas like steering wheel, gear knob, door handle, etc with alcohol-based cleaners is necessary.
While scientists and medical experts are yet to find a cure for the novel virus that has affected the entire world, it is very important to stay safe by taking the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19 virus. Let us have a look at the five India cars that comes equipped with an inbuilt air purifier
The Hyundai Creta has been a top-selling SUV in its segment. The 2020 Hyundai Creta comes with an in-built HEPA air purifier and there also happens to be a massive display at the armrest of this particular vehicle that actually shows you the real-time reading of the dust particles or pollutants.
Creta’s rival, the latest Kia Seltos comes with 10 new features including an air purifier!
The Kia Seltos actually became the first car in that segment to offer an integrated air purifier. The same is offered in the topmost variant of the SUV and that’s not all. The in-built air purifier actually offers various modes of operation that work according to different situations.
In addition, there’s also a captivating perfume dispenser that keeps the cabin clear of any unwanted or stale smell.
MG ZS EV
One of the most famous and highly-talked-about cars in recent times. The first and only electric car from the stable of a renowned British carmaker, the MG ZS EV is right now the only electric car in the market to offer an air purifier that’s built in the car itself.
It shows all the readings on the display panel of the car.
A truly absorbing product and a result of novel and sophisticated engineering, the Hyundai Venue has a substantial factor that should drive a lot of sales. Wondering what that is?
Well, as of now, the Hyundai Venue is the most affordable car with a factory-fitted air purifier in the country. The quality of the cabin offered to passengers is absolutely safe, pollution-free of any dust particles or adverse elements that can cause a health alarm.
Reason to get this drive sorted, right?
The Kia Carnival
As the name suggests, with the arrival of this product, one’s happiness knew no bounds for this was a carnival of sorts on four-wheels- right!
And what could possibly get better than that?
One of the most sought-after and luxurious MPV on the Indian roads, this value-for-money purchase actually comes with an integrated air purifier.
Truth be told, where it stands today, you simply have to consider other facets in a car other than just the average or fuel mileage. Think of the presence of an air purifier in a car, the feature without which none can feel at home in what are vastly challenging times thanks first to pollution and then, to aspects like the ill-fated Coronavirus.