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I am sold on a HEPA filter for my Tesla purchase

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by EcoHeliGuy, May 4, 2016.

  1. EcoHeliGuy

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    While watching the videos out of the Fort McMurray evacuations, I'm pretty much sold on a HEPA filter in my next Tesla purchase.





     
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  2. JeffK

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    Here's to hoping they offer it with the Model 3. Elon was talking about health benefits on twitter. I hope the 99 percenters can get health benefits too.
     
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  3. S'toon

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    The smoke from the fire blew into the city here this afternoon.
     
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    Also, with bioweapon mode enabled, I found out last night at Bellevue, you can run the fan at any speed, not just 8. Although 8 is required to create a positive pressure environment that ensures no particles will enter the vehicle.
     
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    I was pretty sure we had a tweet promising it would be an option, but I could be confused.
     
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    A cheaper, and not the same, version is in my Toyota Prius. Pushing a particular button
    • sets the fan to high
    • puts the system in re-circulation mode
    Then the cabin air is pushed through the cabin filter. Paired with a carbon filter it cleans up smells really well. A couple of times I have entered the noxious cloud of road repaving. The filtration system removes the stink (even to my sensitive nose) in about 15 seconds even while still in the cloud.

    I am no expert, but I tend to think of HEPA and carbon filters as somewhat complementary. HEPA is a size trap, while carbon acts as a charge attractant. Knowing Tesla, their expensive system has both, and more ;-)
     
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    Does anyone know if this would lessen the smell of dead skunks on the side of the road when you pass by them? If it does, I'm sold.
     
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    I don't have first hand experience, but from everything I've read, I'd think you won't smell them at all. Have a look at Bjorn's US road trip part one here, around the 1:07:00 mark:
     
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  10. jerry33

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    Has anyone heard what the price of the replacement filters are? I have a some IQ Air cleaners and they cost $200 to $500 each for each change, which is about every four months if you use the LED indicator as a guide to replacement.
     
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    The shorter version:
     
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    #12 colettimj, May 7, 2016
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    If I had to choose between the ludicrous option or bio-weapon defense mode due to costs, I would almost certainly pick bio-weapon. 50% of my daily commute is spent around diesel-exhaust belching 18-wheelers. Anything that can pull particulate pollution out of my air is worth more than an improved 0-60 time.
     
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