- Lexus rolls out next generation nanoe™ X1 system across all line-ups; a technology created by Panasonic
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- Stops moisture evaporation, leading to smooth, well hydrated skin
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When it comes to air quality, Lexus isn’t just concerned about the emissions produced by vehicles, it is taking care to ensure the atmosphere inside its cars is kept as pure as possible. To maintain a clean and healthy cabin environment and protect the wellbeing of everyone on board it is introducing nanoe X, the next generation nanoe technology. Created by Panasonic, this is invisible to the human eye, but is effective in suppressing potentially harmful and unpleasant particles.
The scientific principle is simple: water molecules containing microscopic hydroxyl radicals are discharged into the airflow. These can inhibit viruses, bacteria, pollen and other allergens and can act against the spread of mould. They can also counter bad odours and stop moisture evaporation, leading to hydrated skin and hair.
The new generation nanoe X technology was first introduced in the Lexus ES executive saloon in 2021. It is now also available on the new UX, the new generation RX and the all-new RZ as part of the Lexus Climate Concierge system. Other models will follow in 2023.
The effectiveness of nanoe X has been independently tested by organisations and academic bodies worldwide2. For example, laboratory research has shown that in one hour, it can inhibit more than 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria and achieve a 1.8 per cent reduction in odour intensity.
The new nanoe X technology is a major development of the original nanoe technology previously used in Lexus vehicles. A much greater effect has been achieved thanks to a 10-fold increase in the number of hydroxyl radical particles that are emitted – from 480 billion per second to 4.8 trillion.
Abundant in nature, hydroxyl radicals are now being used to improve air quality in enclosed areas such as vehicles, places of work and public spaces. Once released, they react with elements in the atmosphere. This is a naturally occurring process that allows them to inhibit the growth of pollutants, breaking them down and neutralising their adverse effects. These include hazardous substances contained in PM2.5 particulates.
The benefits of this advanced air purification technology can be enjoyed on every car journey but are of particular value when driving in heavily polluted urban areas. Its rewards will also be appreciated when different passengers are carried day-to-day. This can include private hire vehicles, business fleets with multiple users and cars used to ferry groups of children to and from school.
For more information about Lexus and nanoe X technology, please visit: https://www.lexus.eu/discover-lexus/technology/lexus-nanoe-x
1 nanoe™ is a trademark of Panasonic Holdings Corporation
2 Japanese and international research and academic testing, including the Japan Food Research Laboratory. Full details and document reference are available at Evidence | Verification | All about nanoeX | nanoeX | Panasonic UK & Ireland.