A new device has been launched, which its makers claim can sterilise a vehicle interior in around half an hour.
Sany Car is a portable device that uses ozone gas to sanitise vehicles, with the cost per treatment as low as 93 pence per vehicle. Used by businesses across Europe and endorsed by many car manufacturers, it has the backing of the Red Cross as well as national police forces and authorities.
Manufactured by Sanity System and distributed in the UK by vehicle history experts MotorCheck, it is a single-box device that does not require any specialist training or the use of protective clothing. It pumps Ozone gas throughout the vehicle’s interior, and thus every surface is treated in a uniform manner.
Sany Car is powered by a standard 13-amp or car cigarette lighter socket. It can be placed inside any vehicle and can complete the sterilisation to a medical grade standard within 22 to 44 minutes depending on car size.
The device generates a specifically calibrated amount of ozone to eradicate bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. Once the operation cycle has been completed the unit reprocesses the ozone back into oxygen so the vehicle can be used immediately. The nature of the treatment means that there is no chemical residue, and because the amount of ozone used is carefully measured, it will not damage the vehicle’s fabrics, trim or electrics.
Shane Teskey, co-founder of MotorCheck, said: “Rather than rely on the hit-and-miss approach of employing cleansing solutions that require contact and use harmful chemicals, users and customers can rest assured that the work has been carried out in a sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion.”
Eliminating bacteria, dust mites and even odours, Sany Car can be employed in cleaning fleet and multi-user vehicles. Each Sany Car system comes with a certificate that can be displayed in a customer reception or dealership and users can certify each treatment they provide.
“The business benefits of Sany Car are clear, and it offers a real plus point for companies working to re-establish trust with users and customers alike. The low cost per job, and the ease at which it can be used, make it extremely profitable,” said Teskey.
Each unit can treats approximately 1,500 vehicles and contains internal consumable materials that deplete over time. When the machine reaches the end of its life a replacement machine will be shipped to the customer. The monthly lease is £99 per machine plus a single charge of £149 for each new unit commissioned and delivered. The cost to buy a machine outright is £2,150 plus the £149 commissioning and delivery charge. Warranty is applicable for 12 months and a part exchange value of £245 is applied to any replacement machines.