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Volvo introduces new air quality technology in their cars

Volvo's Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM2.5 levels inside the cabin

September 15, 2020  by CM Staff

Volvo cars (PHOTO: Volvo Car Canada Ltd.)

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — Volvo Cars has introduced a premium air quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin.

The company’s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM2.5 levels inside the cabin.

Indicating the amount of fine particulate matters in the air, PM2.5 is a widely-used measure for air quality that describes fine inhalable particles, with diameters that are generally 2.5 micrometers and smaller. Globally, many urban areas suffer from PM2.5 values that exceed recommended levels by the World Health Organization.

Available in Canada on 2021 model year Volvos based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) including the XC90 and all 60 series models, the Advanced Air Cleaner cleans out fine particulate matters from the cabin. Thanks to a synthetic fibre-based filter and ionisation, up to 95% of all PM2.5 particles are kept out of the cabin.

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This optimizes air quality inside the car, limiting the adverse health effects that are associated with air pollution and fine particulates.

In Canada, drivers of Volvo models can also use the Volvo On Call smartphone app to easily schedule an extra cleaning of the cabin air ahead of their journey. The app then tells drivers about the actual PM2.5 levels inside the cabin after cleaning, according to a company statement.

“With our Advanced Air Cleaner technology, you can rest assured that the air you breathe inside your Volvo is cleaner and healthier,” said Anders Löfvendahl, senior technical expert on cabin air quality at Volvo Cars in a prepared statement. “We believe that clean air is good for you, both from a health and from a safety perspective, and will continue to push the envelope in this area.”


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