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Bioweapon Defense Mode HVAC Mod?

Just curious, but would it be physically possible to give a Chevy Bolt its own Bioweapon Defense Mode by making a hospital grade HEPA filter part of the intake for the HVAC system?

I've heard that the system was possible for Tesla because electric cars offer more interior space since they don't have a bulky ICE taking up that space, so would it be possible inside the Chevy Bolt as well?

I just think that this mode would be useful whenever dangerous forest fires or chemical fires or other kinds of fires in general happen, or maybe when someone decides to smoke literally right next to your car when you're in it and running the HVAC.
 

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Those activated charcoal filters don鈥檛 really work as a replacement of the cabin filter. You could kludge in a bigger, better filter, but don鈥檛 expect GM to put one on its cars any time soon. Or anyone other than Tesla.

The cabin filter I bought had no effect. I could still smell enhaust and things from outside in the winter with windows up.

Buy whatever filters you wish, but don鈥檛 expect odors to be removed by a $18 filter.

You could pay more and if you do, please report your results.
 

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Just curious, but would it be physically possible to give a Chevy Bolt its own Bioweapon Defense Mode by making a hospital grade HEPA filter part of the intake for the HVAC system?

I've heard that the system was possible for Tesla because electric cars offer more interior space since they don't have a bulky ICE taking up that space, so would it be possible inside the Chevy Bolt as well?
I would kill for this option, but even the Model 3 is too small for a proper BIO hepa filter (per Tesla). You have to have a lot of surface area to allow for adequate throughput, and that takes real estate like in the Model S and X.
 

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I would kill for this option, but even the Model 3 is too small for a proper BIO hepa filter (per Tesla). You have to have a lot of surface area to allow for adequate throughput, and that takes real estate like in the Model S and X.
...and don't forget that the finer the filter, the faster it clogs up and the more frequently you need to change it.
 
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