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Cross-industry project to redesign car climate control system

Renault’s Zoe Z.E. electric car concept was designed with help from cosmetics manufacturer Biotherm. According to Renault, the Zoe’s climate control system is worthy of installation in one of Paris’ finest spas. Air conditioning can really dry out skin, which is why Biotherm redesigned the Zoe’s AC to focus on keeping air cool and hydrated. If you get stuck behind a bus belching diesel fumes, the on-board toxicity sensor closes the car’s air vents before free radicals destroy your healthy complexion. With an electric diffuser built into the climate control system, the car can emit “essential oils.”


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