The Energizing Air Control Plus air purification system is one of the advanced Mercedes-Benz EQS systems and its primary filter is striking in its size.

Jason Fenske, author of the Engineering Explained YouTube channel, lifted the hood of an electric Mercedes-Benz EQS and found the largest HEPA filter in the automotive industry. It measures about 60 x 40 cm (23 x 16 inches), comparable to a 28.5-inch TV, and is 4 cm (1.6 inches) thick. Video published on Instagram.

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The huge air intake filter is mounted vertically in virtually the same place where some other electric vehicles, such as Tesla, have a front trunk. However, this is only the first barrier to pollen and harmful bacteria trying to get inside the EQS from the environment. The second, smaller filter is located in the usual place in the car.

Together, these two filters, according to Mercedes-Benz, provide bacteriological purity at the level of a modern operating room. They trap fine aerosol particles PM 2.5, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and unpleasant odours.

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The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz electric range. The liftback has been mass-produced since May 2021 in rear-wheel drive versions with one motor and all-wheel drive versions with two motors. The cost of the most affordable EQS is from 102,310 thousand dollars.

Source: Autoevolution

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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