MAY 17, 2022

Every breath you take… will now be cleaner than ever in a Volvo Car

Whether it’s the spring allergies or high air pollution that you struggle with, our cutting-edge air purification technology aims to make your life easier.

Enjoy cleaner air in your car with our air purification technology.

Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world feel the sting from physical reactions to increased pollen and air pollution levels.

With this in mind, we’re offering excellent air quality in our cars thanks to our air purification technology. This will provide Volvo owners and their passengers a healthier driving experience.

Our Advanced Air Cleaner, part of the latest air purification technology available on new 90 and 60 series models has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly, removing up to 99.9 per cent of grass, tree and weed pollen allergens from incoming air.

The certification was provided by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), an independent certification programme that helps consumers identify products that are suitable for people with asthma and allergies.

“By helping our customers to optimise the air quality inside their Volvo, we want to help reduce the adverse health effects associated with air pollution, allergens and fine particulates,” said Dr. Maria Bernander, occupant health effects expert at Volvo Cars. “In addition to personal health benefits, cleaner air can also help boost attentiveness during driving.”

What’s more, our customers driving the latest Volvo cars will have access to live data that shows actual outdoor pollen and air quality levels in the car’s centre display. They will then have the option to purify the air in the cabin before they start their journey. This in-house developed app makes Volvo Cars the first car maker to provide live data of outdoor pollen levels to drivers.

“By regularly testing and evolving the air purification features in our cars, we can stand out from our competitors as a manufacturer that offers a more comfortable and healthier driving experience.” said Anders Löfvendahl, cabin air quality technical expert and function owner.

“By helping our customers to optimise the air quality inside their Volvo, we want to help reduce the adverse health effects associated with air pollution, allergens and fine particulates.”

Indicating the amount of fine particulate matters in the air, PM 2.5 levels are a widely used measure for air quality. Globally, many urban areas suffer from PM 2.5 levels that exceed recommended thresholds set by the World Health Organisation, underlining the need to minimise their impact.

The air purification technology also comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin and allows our customers to compare those to outside levels. PM 2.5 are tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.

Thanks to a synthetic fibre-based filter and ionisation in the Advanced Air Purifier, up to 95 per cent of all PM 2.5 particles are kept out of the cabin.

Additionally, the air purification technology can remove more than 97 per cent of airborne viruses that try to enter the cabin via the air filter and reduce existing viral rates already existing in the cabin by up to 95%. Results from recent tests performed by the independent Austrian research and testing institute OFI show that the viral filtration efficiency of its filter and ioniser makes the technology highly effective against airborne viruses.

This is another stellar achievement for Volvo Cars and another example that we’re consistently pushing the envelope when it comes to the health and safety of our customers.

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