I have asked this question at the Tesla store and can't get an definitive answer. Does the Model S offer automatic air recirculation when the air intake sensor picks up high concentration of air pollutants? I have owned several BMW's and their system recognises gases in the air from outside the cabin - carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants in the surrounding atmosphere. If the concentrations are too high, the system automatically switches to recirculation for a time. The air in the cabin is processed and filtered by the climate control system. Air from outside is only reintroduced when the system detects that the level of pollutants has fallen. I love this system since I hate the smell of old diesel technology that can easily fill the cabin with noxious fumes.
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