Ashtrays should not be standard on any vehicle!! Smoking and cell phones are two things that are way to distracting for drivers. Plus if you smoke in your vehicle, how would you ever expect to sell it to a non-smoker?
It's an electrical powered device that operates on 110 volts AC and converts 02 oxygen to 03 (ozone). Ozone is a molecule composed of three atoms of oxygen. Two atoms of oxygen form the basic oxygen molecule. The third oxygen atom can detach from the ozone molecule, and re-attach to molecules of other substances, thereby altering their chemical composition.
The concept actually works VERY well and is used exclusively where fire damage has taken place, smoke odors in rental cars, smoking rooms etc etc.
An average commercial unit with an output of 2.65 grams/hr., 7.95 p.p.m. (parts per million) runs approx $625.00 and is worth every penny in the commercial sector.
It is never safe to be in the vacinity of (same air space) as an operating ozone generator... never.
After the unit shuts down you can enter the room or normally within 10 minutes and smell nothing!.
Yesterday coming home from work I saw the following:
A blonde driving a BMW convertible was in front of me. I was in the TL-S so could not see down into the car. She had a cigarete in her left hand and a cell phone in her right hand glued to her ear. The left hand with the cigarete was moving from her mouth to the window to discard ashes. The right hand with the phone never left her ear!
She turned off before I could pull up beside her to see how see was driving! I assumed she was using her legs and with her being a blonde, that was a sight I wanted to see