The Tata Nexon EV has welcomed a range of health and hygiene accessories including an air purifier. These additional features can be added to other models of Tata Motors as well.
The worsening air quality in many Indian cities has made air purifiers and air filters in automobiles essential features. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has increased the importance of air purification. To address this need, Tata Motors has rolled out Air-o-Pure 95 Air Purifier, Air-o-Pure 95 Air Filter and Health Pro Sanitization Kit for the Nexon EV and other models.
Tata Motors’ Air-o-Pure 95 Air Purifier is the Blaupunkt Air Purifier AirPure AP1.0, which has an MRP of INR 5,990. On Blaupunkt India’s official online shop, it costs INR 5,690 currently. Its Active Carbon HEPA filter and UV-C light improve the air quality, remove VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), virus and bacteria, and filters out hazardous smoke. It conveniently sits in the cup holder of all Tata Motors models.
Air-o-Pure 95 Air Purifier has a cylindrical design that may remind you of the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Plus smart speakers. It features a similar blue illumination on top. The automatic on/off system activates the device when the ignition is on, and a touchscreen panel does allow manual control. The red indicator lights up during standby mode, and the blue indicator glows when the user presses the Power button to initiate operational mode.
The Blaupunkt AirPure AP1.0 will require replacing its filter ‘APF 1’ once every 6 to 12 months, based on the usage. The APF 1 filter’s MRP is INR 700, and via Blaupunkt India’s online shop, it can be purchased for INR 665.
Air-o-Pure 95 Air Filter can filter out bacteria and virus of up to 0.3 microns. Thus, occupants with allergic conditions and respiratory disorders can travel more safely and comfortably. Air-o-Pure 95 Air Filter can be installed in the Tata Nexon and the Tata Harrier at the moment, but compatibility for other ‘New Forever’ models would come soon. Tata Motors’ New Forever models are the Tiago, Altroz, Tigor, Nexon and Harrier.
Health Pro Sanitization Kit has been designed keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic. It includes the necessities to stay protected like a hand sanitizer, hand gloves, N95 masks, tissue box, safety touch key, mist diffuser and a driving kit with covers for the steering wheel, handbrake, gear knob and the seats, basically the exposed touchpoints of a vehicle.
In addition to these accessories, Tata Motors has announced a vehicle air and surface disinfectant service. It emits ozone and cleans the air from microorganisms like virus and bacteria.