If you find yourself driving along in the new Mercedes-Benz EQS and have to perform emergency gall bladder removal surgery on a passenger, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you’re in the new Benz.
Why? Because thanks to the efforts of Mercedes engineers, the new EQS has one of the cleanest air environments in any automobile. Mercedes-Benz says that it’s as clean as an operating room.
With a volume of almost 10 liters and a size of four A4 (remember, this is a German news release), it filters the air. The HEPA filter removes dust in the PM2.5 category, which is tiny. It also removes nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and even unpleasant odors.
This is the first time in the automotive sector any vehicle has achieved a DIN EN 1822 rating.
With more people focused on air quality this year, with the extensive California wildfires and the airborne nature of COVID-19, we expect to see more automakers working to make their cabin air cleaner.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS will be one of those vehicles.