It’s not a secret China’s air quality is poor. This has been known for years as various corporations and government officials begin to tackle the air quality issues the nation has been plagued with. General Motors is doing its part to ensure its customers are breathing easy, as it revealed the development of a new, comprehensive vehicle air quality system.
It adds three layers of protection for consumers, to filter most airborne particles, help clean the air inside the vehicle via an air ionizer, and provide drivers real-time information regarding PM 2.5 levels inside and outside the vehicle.
“The health and safety of our customers is top of mind,” said GM China HVAC Engineering Manager Kevin Wang. “The new air filtration system will address their need for clean air by keeping pollution levels in the cabin significantly lower than outdoor road levels, and will do it more quickly.”
The new system has been proved to improve air quality by 80 percent within five minutes inside the vehicle, and cabin air becomes 10 times cleaner than outside air in just ten minutes.
The solution is now available on two GM-SAIC vehicles sold and built in China: the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Cavalier. However, GM has plans to expand the use of this air quality system to global markets in the near future.