Every car is the result of a long development process in which car manufacturers build many pre-production vehicles that never see the light of day. Instead of rejecting one of his Ioniq 5 test vehicles completely, Hyundai repurposed car parts to make an air purifier.
According to a Description of the YouTube video, the model has “gone through numerous tests to ensure our safety.” The video notes that over the course of a year, the vehicle was used for testing such as the Vehicle Alarm System, Passage Noise Regulation and Wind tunnel noise.
The video shows Hyundai engineers removing the Ioniq 5 to the bone and then designing a completely different product using the components. Among other parts, they used a cooling fan, door panels, LED tail light, infotainment unit and, of course, a filter unit. Engineers have put a 20-inch alloy wheel on top of the case (so the purifier is probably quite large), while the car’s emblem adds something of a professional brand.
Although many car parts can already be recycled, including batteries, this is a handy experiment. This suggests that there are other viable ways to convert a car that has otherwise outlived its usefulness. Meanwhile, Hyundai has begun shipping the Ioniqa 5 to the US this month.
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