Tesla's nonsense 'Bioweapon Defense' could prove vital in the California tragedy.
"If Tesla can help people in California wildfire, please let us know," Model S & X have hospital grade HEPA filters. Maybe helpful for transporting people."
The post was met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction, with many calling for the company to get to work on producing all-electric ambulances and fire engines.
But what about the Model 3? Well, Musk admitted that while good in the situation, it wouldn't offer the same protection as a Model S or Model X
"Good, but not hospital grade," he admitted. "S & X were designed to be proof against an actual bioweapon attack."
"[It] requires a giant filter with separate acid and alkaline gas neutralisation layers," he added. "Not enough room in Model 3."
Musk's kind offering also caught the eye of Tesla's cult-like fan following, who reminded the world that Tesla markets their cars as having 'Bioweapon Defence Mode'. Of course, we know that to be utter nonsense – it is nothing more than a fan running through a hospital grade filter, similar to those fitted on high-end luxury cars for a number of years. It offers good protection from external factors already, without the marketing hyperbole.
But lets be serious for a second, Musk's gesture is definitely something that should be applauded, and we hope that those affected by the fires in California are safe, and able to recover and rebuild.