Apart from air purifiers placed at your homes and offices, car air purifiers are also becoming popular. If you own a car and live in a metro city, there are high chances that you spend a lot of time on the road travelling. Being on the road means exposure to a lot of pollutants from car emissions, smoke from industries and general dust. These pollutants can lead to various respiratory diseases and also make it worse for people with respiratory disorders. Although your car’s air-conditioning system might be able to filter out the larger particulate matter, it fails to restrict the tinier ones. If you travel a lot that involves family members who are sensitive and allergic to pollutants including dust, smoke, pollen, etc., it would be better to opt for a car air purifier. Here’s a list if you're looking for an air purifier for your car in India.
The Honeywell Move 2 Pure comes equipped with a HEPA filter that removes PM2.5 particles including dust and harmful pollutants. This can also be verified thanks to the built in PM2.5 sensor that tells you th current level of pollutants in the car. It also includes an activated carbon filter capable of removing volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, cigarette smoke, bacteria, virus, etc. The Honeywell Move 2 Pure is not battery operated and draws operational power from the 12V port that is available in most cars anyway. Honeywell has provided a very long cable with the Move 2 Pure so that it can be placed anywhere, be it on the dashboard, the center armrest or the back of the car. Additionally, the Move 2 Pure also notifies the user when its time to replace the filters.
The Blueair Cabin P2i is a car air purifier with a PM2.5 filter and an activated Charcoal filter. This helps the P2i filter out not just small particulate matter, but also clear your car of odours. The Cabin P2i mounts using an included strap, allowing it to be mounted either at the back of the headrest or even the arm rest.
The Compact 110 has a three-stage filtering system where the large particles are restricted with the pre-filter. PM2.5 particulate matter including dust and other particles such as pollen, harmful gases and bacteria, are caught by the HEPA filter. The third HESA filter takes care of bad odour from stale food and cigarette smoke. Philips claims to clean and filter out all the pollutants in just 15 mins. The purifier automatically switches on along with your car engine’s ignition.
The IG-GC2 purifier claims to make your car odour-free in a matter of minutes. You can get rid of the smell of last night’s snacks or the odour from your previous smoking session using the highest fan speed mode. The two filters installed at the lower end of the purifier are capable of restricting the passage of PM10 particles. It also claims to remove microbes including allergens and viruses. The purifier needs to be connected to your car all the time to operate. The purifier comes with a USB car adapter with two ports so that you can have one extra port to connect your mobile device.
The CF-100 is a scaled down version of a regular air purifier while maintaining the same mechanism of purification. Packed with an active carbon filter and an HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) filter, it can purify an area of 60-70 sq. ft. which is more than enough for a car. Running on a rechargeable Li-ion battery, the purifier should last up to three hours in a single charge. There are two fan speeds that can be switched based on your requirement. It’s almost the size of a pet bottle and lightweight. The purifier manages to remove odour as well, thanks to the five filters placed behind the two vents. Clean and filtered air is blown out from the top vent.
You would want an easy-to-use car air purifier with minimal interaction so that you can focus on driving. The ZMT-Pure Sense can be controlled with just one button to cycle through the different modes. It’s best placed inside a cup-holder and it also comes with its own cup-holder that apparently enables optimal airflow. It needs to be connected all the time with the included adapter and the length of the cable isn’t too long. The purifier filters out PM2.5 pollutants including dust from the inside and also bigger particulate matter from the outside using the HEPA filter. It also packs a double-layer activated carbon filter to handle harmful gases and bad odours.
Power Consumption (W)
15 Sq. Ft
Noise Level (dB)
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
7 Cu m/hr
170 x 74 x 74
Here’s the Summary list of Best Car Air Purifier in India
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