Tesla recently added two massive HEPA filters and Bioweapon Defense Mode to the Model Y in China. According to an email from the automaker in Germany, the Model 3 also now has one of those features.
The email was sent to customers this weekend, advertising a new low price leasing option for the Model 3. But leasing isn’t the only thing mentioned in the email, as it also says “every” Model 3 now comes with “medical quality” HEPA air filters.
Tesla sent out this email in germany promoting a new and cheaper leasing price. The email mentions an HEPA airfilter as Standard on all model 3s. I thought only s/x and china model y have an HEPA filter?@DriveTeslaca @greentheonly @28delayslater @teslainventory @WholeMarsBlog pic.twitter.com/V5dzS0KxmS
— Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri) January 31, 2021
UPDATE February 1, 2021: Tesla has sent a new email correcting their mistake, saying the Model 3 does not come with HEPA filters.
Tesla sent out another email correcting their statement from yesterday. There is no HEPA filter in the model 3. The email from yesterday was incorrect!@raffaeru @DriveTeslaca @Teslarati @teslainventory @28delayslater @teslamag pic.twitter.com/chtlT8p7q6
— Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri) February 1, 2021
The inclusion of HEPA filters is a nice addition, but does not necessarily mean Bioweapon Defense Mode is also now a standard feature.
There are already aftermarket HEPA filters available for purchase, but the current location of the filters in the passenger footwell area is too small for the size that would be required.
But Tesla did recently redesign the Model 3 frunk to add the heat pump, so maybe there is now enough space to add them?
Will Tesla add Bioweapon Defense Mode for the Model 3? Let us know what you think in the comments below.