- Car Care & Maintenance
Nissan Creates Self-cleaning Car
There are people who just love their cars so much that it became a ritual for them to clean their cars themselves. But there are also those who treat their cars as a slab of metal used for getting from one place to another, barely thinking about maintaining the cleanliness of their cars. And so, Nissan has created a car that repels almost every dirt, oil, or water that it comes contact with. Meet Nissan’s “Self-Cleaning Leaf”, making them the first manufacturer to produce the world’s first car that stays dirt-free.
The paint, developed by engineers at the Nissan Technical Centre in UK to work with the car, does not really clean the car after it gets sprayed by dirt, oil, or water. Rather, it actually repels or resists the dirt because of the hydrophobic and oleophobic nature of the paint. Thus, the paint was given the name of “Ultra-Ever Dry” by the UltraTech international, the company behind the paint.
The paint was featured on a white Nissan ‘Leaf’, a car that runs 100 percent on electricity, which is a perfect base for the product. “No matter what the road throws at this LEAF, its Ultra-Ever Dry® exterior coating will throw right back," said UltraTech International Inc. CEO, Mark Shaw.