Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Mode VS Manure – Video


Bjørn Nyland finds himself in unusual Norwegian scenery (in fact he is in the U.S.) testing the Tesla Model X.

CEO Musk Shows "Regular" Car Filter, While Holding Model X Primary (and secondary) Filter On Stage

CEO Musk Shows “Regular” Car Filter, While Holding Model X Primary (and secondary) Filter On Stage

It turns out that a trip to Arizona is also a good opportunity to test Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode against manure (well, sh*t happens).

Of note:  The HEPA filtration option has just been added to the Model S as an option this week as part of a large refresh program for the car that also added a new front fascia (details)

Thankfully, the Bioweapon Defense Mode does the job and cleared the air when needed…or at least we believe so, as the video didn’t give off any odor when we watched it.

“We were in the Tesla Model X driving west of Gila Bend in Arizona/US when we suddently felt this strong smell of manure. I grabbed my camera and enabled the bioweapon defense mode. The fans went full speed and created a pressurised cabin.

Normally, any smell inside the car will take several minutes to clear. But with the bioweapon defense mode, the smell disappeared within seconds. Very impressive!”

About the filter itself:

Pollution Free, Inside and Out

A medical grade HEPA filter strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution before circulating it into the cabin. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, re-circulate inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.”

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17 responses to "Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Mode VS Manure – Video"
  1. Big Solar says:

    Holy sh!t

    1. ffbj says:

      His favorite expression…lol

      1. evcarnut says:

        Now, I say., “Is that filter Big Enough” L O L

  2. offib says:

    I could really use some of that defense against pollen and diesel exhaust right about now… *sniff*


    1. David Murray says:

      I wonder if it would really work against exhaust. Particulates, sure. But the fumes are mostly gases and they’d need some sort of charcoal or something to absorb that.

      1. Priusmaniac says:

        It is the diesel particles that kills you because gases come in and go, particles stay clogged into your lungs and then migrate further into your bloodstream with all the nasty carcinogens adsorbed on their surface. There they stay and do the sapping work that kills you with a cancer induction or another disease.

      2. Kacey Green says:

        The filters are activated charcoal too

  3. proxymusanonimy says:

    It’s the attack from the inside that matters….lol, you know? When you rip a nasty one!

  4. Daniel says:

    Well in actuality there are two modes, Outside air circulation through the cabin, or Recirculated air from within the cabin, Since the air to create positive pressure cannot come from within the vehicle. Bio Defense mode simply becomes Outside air circulated (or forced through the cabin) to create a positive pressure atmosphere in the car.

    1. Miggy says:

      I live in the country and nothing wrong with the smell of manure, it is the city smog and ICE flumes I don’t like.

  5. acevolt says:

    I wonder if this will make it safe to drive behind VW’s?

    1. Speculawyer says:

      ICE Burn!

  6. mxs says:

    So what happens when you drive with open windows, or open a door …. gimmick feature at best I would say?? Or is there a gas mask falling from the hidden above head compartment??

    1. Mike says:

      that’s ridiculous – why on earth would you enable a mode to create positive air pressure in the car then open the windows?
      That like complaining that the safety on a pistol allows it to be fired after disabling the safety

  7. ModernMarvelFan says:

    I think some of the fancy cabin filters already have the charcoal lined filters.

    So, all you need is to put it on recir and the smell will be removed in few seconds as well.

    It works in my SUV on long trips through some of the “cow countries”…

    The area near Coalinga along the Hwy 5 is a good example.

  8. Speculawyer says:

    Maybe an experience at the Harris ranch supercharger inspired this feature.

  9. Dragon says:

    I bet that giant hepa filter is expensive to replace…

    Can’t wait for the upcoming Dyson EV to use their patented vortex technology to make a filterless bioweapon defense mode.