Geely Icon SUV’s Tesla-like air filtration system said to protect against COVID-19

Geely has revealed a brand new SUV

Geely has revealed a brand new SUV for the Chinese market that boasts an air-filtration system related to the Bioweapon Defense Mode system on the Tesla Model S and Model X. Called the Icon, the SUV was previewed by the Geely Concept Icon in Beijing again in 2018.

The firm claims that the air filtration system was developed “in response to the new Coronavirus epidemic, in record time”. It’s referred to as the Intelligent Air Purification System (IAPS) and is said to be N95 licensedwhich implies it’s able to filter 95 p.c of particles measuring 0.three micrometers in diameter. The COVID-19 virus, which measures about 0.06 to 0.14 micrometers in diameter, is transmitted by way of respiratory droplets of liquid, which are bigger and sure to be filtered by the system.

Like Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode system, which claims 99.97 p.c of particles which might be 0.three micrometers in diameter are filtered out, Geely’s IAPS won’t cease the virus from coming into the automotivehowever, it should reduce the chance of it spreading.

SUV
SUV

The Icon SUV, based mostly on Volvo’s CMA platform (which additionally underpins the XC40),  comes with a 48V mild-hybrid powertrain – a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine making about 177hp and 255Nm of torque is paired with an electric motor that pumps out 14hp and 45Nm of torque. The whole output of 190hp and 300Nm of torque is shipped to the wheels by way of a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. The claimed 0-100kph time is 7.9sec.

Geely Icon
Geely Icon

Like the idea, the Geely Icon sports activities a clean, minimalist design on the inside and outside. The SUV for the Chinese market comes with a number of optionstogether with two 10.25-inch screens for infotainment and instrument show duties, related automotive tech, adaptive cruise management, 360-degree digital camera, lane hold help, autonomous emergency braking, automated parking, and extra.