MG Motor India explores industry-leading car cabin sterilization technology along with Singapore based Medklinn
MG Motor India, the 100 percent subsidiary of Chinese automotive giant SAIC, has done all in its power to support the fight against coronavirus. In March, the company, with its corporate headquarters in Gurugram and manufacturing facility in Halol, announced Rs 2 crore contributions to government hospitals and health institutions.
Following this initiative, MG Motor India also noted the extreme shortage of ventilators in the country and hence announced the Affordable Ventilator Challenge to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this challenge, Indian startups stand a chance to get involved in the fight against coronavirus with the winning startup being involved in the manufacturer ventilators at MG Motor’s Halol plant in Gujarat.
Now the company has also announced plans to explore industry’s leading cabin sterilization technology for its cars (Hector and ZS EV) for a cleaner and safer in-car experience. For this, MG Motor has entered into an alliance with Medklinn in Singapore. Their patented Cerafusion technology is being mulled to offer cabin sterilization to ensure the safety and health of its passengers.
How does it work?
Cerafusion technology will be used in the MG Hector and ZS EV. It allows for cleaning and complete disinfection of all car surfaces within the cabin by leveraging active oxygen to sterilize allergens, pollutants and micro organisms. A notable feature is that this can be done through natural means without the use of any chemicals. The solution eliminates 99.9 percent of all forms of bacteria, mould, yeast and viruses from the cabin along with sterilizing of all surfaces.
Peter Tham, CEO of Medklinn states that this patented Cerafusion technology comes as a unique de-contamination solution that will disinfect the car cabin air and surfaces prior to delivery to customers. The cars will be delivered or can be used for test drives following a complete sanitization process. Apart from the cars, the staff at dealerships has also been trained to take all precautions to ensure that the service showrooms and workshops are completely sanitized.
MG Motors is gearing up for the launch of the Hector Plus in mid 2020 and the MG Gloster, a seven-seater luxury SUV, during the upcoming festive season. Despite the current scenario, the company hopes to stick to this launch plan. The two models were shown off at the Auto Expo 2020 and will take on the Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner once successfully launched in India.