Biohazard mode is a feature on Tesla cars that's designed to prevent the spread of germs and viruses while you're driving. It recirculates the air within your vehicle 21 times per hour, which helps keep germs from spreading. There's also a special air-filtration system built into it that uses a "HEPA filter" to eliminate particles as small as 0.3 microns in size—including biological contaminants like dust mites and mold spores.
The Tesla air circulation system is designed to circulate air from the front of the car to the back, and vice versa. It accomplishes this in two ways: by drawing in fresh outside air when parked or driving slowly (at speeds less than 18 miles per hour) and by blowing out stale interior air while parked or moving at higher speeds. This process creates a cycle that creates copious amounts of circulation within your vehicle.
The amount of airflow generated during biohazard mode can feel like an arctic blast if you're not prepared for it—especially if you're coming from an area where temperatures aren't as high as they are in Los Angeles during summertime (or another location with similar weather conditions).
You might be wondering, how does Tesla's biohazard mode work? When you turn on the feature, it recirculates the air within a vehicle 21 times per hour. By doing so, it helps remove particles as small as 0.3 microns from inside of your car and also keeps them there as they circulate with fresh air. The system can remove biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria and pollen spores from an area while also reducing odors caused by pets or smoking inside of your vehicle.
Tesla's biohazard mode is just one of many features that set Tesla apart from other car manufacturers in terms of safety and luxury.
The biohazard mode switches on a special air-filtration system that uses "HEPA filter technology," which is more effective than filters found in other cars and allows for hospital-grade air quality.
The air-filtration system is one of the most exciting features for Tesla owners. The HEPA filter is designed to remove dust and particles from the air, keeping you healthy in your car by protecting you from any viruses or bacteria that may be lurking in the atmosphere.
HEPA filters are used in hospitals because they're able to eliminate 99.97% of airborne particulate matter, which means they can keep patients healthy even if they're sick with something like tuberculosis or pneumonia.
They’re not just used by hospitals—these filters can also be found in other places where clean air is a priority, like military bases and nuclear power plants (where they're known as "high-efficiency particulate air" systems).
The system can remove all kinds of contaminants from your vehicle's cabin:
In order to use biohazard mode, there are a few conditions you have to meet:
We hope that this article has helped you to understand what Tesla's biohazard mode is and how it works. It's a great feature that can help keep your vehicle clean and safe from germs. If you have any questions about how to use it or need more information on biohazard mode, please leave us a comment below!