After quietly introducing Bioweapon Defense Mode and HEPA filters for its Model Y compact crossover SUV, Tesla has now listed the feature on its website in Canada and the U.S., Tesla North is reporting.
You can see the HEPA air filtration system listed as a standard feature under the Interior ‘Feature Details’ and scrolling down to ‘Convenience’ on the Tesla Model Y website.
It was previously reported that a Model Y HEPA filter retrofit would be coming soon for older versions of the vehicle, with the option sold online. But now, it is believed that all Model Y units built from July 1, 2021 will include a HEPA filter.
For those who aren’t familiar, Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode allows for purified cabin air that is hospital-grade, thanks to the HEPA filters. The feature was previously only available for the Model S and Model X, but made its way to the Model Y earlier this year.