The automotive industry is changing fast – and technicians need UV dyes for electric and hybrid vehicles. In 2017, General Motors announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. By 2023, GM plans on having at least 18 models EV vehicles.
The automotive industry is currently investigating ways to fight viruses, including using ultraviolet light to sanitize car interiors, foggers to spray disinfectants, upgrading air filtration systems, and employing antimicrobial materials. A handheld tool, such as The DeGERM-inatorTM (UV-5D) can inactivate 90% of most microorganisms in 6-8 seconds by sanitizing areas used in homes and offices, mobile devices, and in automobiles.
Modern, high-tech emergency vehicles use ultra-efficient R-1234yf refrigerant to keep personnel and civilians cool, safe, and comfortable. These A/C systems have a much smaller refrigerant charge and require a concentrated, OEM-grade UV dye. Even the smallest leaks can reduce cooling capacity.