Published on March 20th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Jaguar Land Rover To Use Panasonic nanoe Tech Soon
Jaguar Land Rover’s research into Panasonic’s nanoe X technology shows it’s effectiveness in cabin against COVID-19.
In the fight against COVID-19, car manufacturers have gone about making cabins ‘virus-free’ in different ways. Geely (and later Proton) were on the scene pretty quickly with their IAPS N95 filtration system.
Then Honda declared they had a pretty solid filter system in place for some of their JDM models.
Now Jaguar Land Rover say they’ve got something that’s capable of inhibiting 97% of airborne viruses and bacteria. They’re working with Panasonic (who are also Jaguar’s partners in Formula E) to test out nanoe X technology in air conditioning systems right now.
Here’s the press release with more.
Jaguar Land Rover’s future cabin air purification technology has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much as 97 per cent.
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.
Jaguar Land Rover partnered with Perfectus Biomed Ltd, a leading microbiology and virology lab, to perform the world-leading 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 per cent.
Panasonic’s innovative nanoe™ X technology has also been tested on novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2*) 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 per cent of the virus was inhibited during the two-hour laboratory test***.
To provide active air purification the nanoe™ X technology – ten times more effective than its predecessor nanoe™ – 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 new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE performance SUV, and Land Rover line-up – 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.