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New Feature July 2014 - Electric Cabin Filter

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Footer, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Footer

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    I picked up my car Monday and according to the DS she saw the electric cabin filter setting on the control screen a week ago for the first time. You can turn it on or off. Evidently all cars finished around the 4th of July or later have it.

    Car came with version 5.12 software.

    I dropped it off for Opti-coating right away so I haven't had a chance to read about it in the manual.
     
  2. jweinstein

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is an electric cabin filter?
     
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    Yes. They called it an ioniser.
     
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    so I would assume that this is a hardware upgrade included with 4/8 year maintenance?
     
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    Don't go there :)
     
  8. yobigd20

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    I always thought ionizer's were silly. what's the point of them, really?
     
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    #9 ecarfan, Jul 22, 2014
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    Can you are a photo of your screen showing that new setting! This is the first I've heard about this.

    And please let us know what your onscreen manual says about this new feature.

    Edit: I found another older post about this at Ionizer?
     
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    Ionizer?
     
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    Yea, I don't get it either, seems like so much snake oil. Prius had it, maybe still does, can't imagine it makes a lick of difference in anything.
     
  12. invisik

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    Good lord, aren't there more important features to get into the car then this?

    -m
     
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    Perhaps this feature is more important in other markets. China for instance. Air quality in the major cities there is a problem.
     
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    LOL, good one. Honestly, I couldn't care less about the ionizer (just give us a HEPA filter), but given that attitude I'll probably get the ionizer and then Tesla will say "see, we do hardware upgrades as part of service!" And I'll roll my eyes and go, yeah nice try.
     
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    And wasn't Tesla was criticized for not using HEPA filters like luxury models from other brands. Maybe this is their play to one-up them? Especially given the east's huge support of ionizers that began with the SARS outbreak. I think I'd rather have the HEPA filter, but maybe it was cheaper to add an ionizer than redesigning the climate control fans to push air through the finer filter.
     
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    I at one point bought an air purifier for the house and it came with a free in-fridge purifier. I rarely use the house purifier but continue to use the fridge one. For whatever reason when I put it in, it causes vegetation to start growing in the fridge (not joking, seriously). *shrug*
     
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    When you say "vegetation" I hope you don`t mean mold !
     
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    No, lol. I mean vegetables that are there begin to grow out like they were in the ground.
     
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    How is that possible? It sounds like your fridge could use some scientists (maybe kids, if you have them).
     

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