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Even Elon Musk needs a self-cleaning HEPA filter

One of the touts we made in releasing our latest product – RepelShell™ for Plastic – was that it would provide self-cleaning for the filters in automobiles that provide high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA). Self-cleaning HEPA filters have has been something of a holy grail for automakers, who want to limit the effects of pollution and other air-borne chemicals in a car’s cabin, but face the challenge of filters that require frequent cleaning or replacement.

When Tesla unveiled its Model X in 2015, Elon Musk upped the ante for HEPA filter applications by introducing the “bio weapon defense mode” button.

Think: HEPA filter to a VERY advanced degree.

Why would you ever need such a muscled-up HEPA filter? Well, in case…“there’s ever an apocalyptic scenario of some kind,” according to Mr. Musk himself. In such an instance, you would push your bio weapon defense mode button, and the HEPA air filter in the Model X will keep you safe.

What else? Tesla claims its air filter is 300 times better at filtering bacteria, 500 times better at filtering allergens, 700 times better at filtering smog, and 800 times better at filtering viruses. This is perhaps where the next-gen HEPA cabin filtration system would be most valuable to today’s drivers: as protection from day-to-day air pollution.

Regardless of its application, even Tesla’s HEPA filters will face the same old challenge: having to replace them all too frequently.

Thus does The Beetle give a shout to Mr. Musk: RepelShell for Plastic can solve that problem!

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