When it comes to producing some of the cleanest cars in the world, Nissan knows what it is doing. It recently revealed what it calls the self-titled World’s Cleanest Car. Yes, it is a zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, but there’s something a bit different about this one.
Nissan has painted this LEAF with a special superhydrophobic and oleophobic paint that repels both water and oil. Now, not only will the LEAF not release any harmful emissions into the air, but its body will stay clean as well, dubbing it the World’s Cleanest Car.
The “self-cleaning” paint is called Ultra-Ever Dry and actually creates a thin layer of air between the paint and the environment, which is how it prevents water and oils from sticking to the surface.
“The 100 percent electric LEAF provides the perfect canvas for this new, advanced paint technology,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc, in a statement. “This is one LEAF that never has to stop at gas stations—not even for a car wash.”
Check out the dirt-repelling paint in action:
While Nissan has no plans to add the special paint to production vehicles, it is seriously considering it as an after-market option for dealerships, such as Gladstone Nissan.
Would you add this option to your new Nissan if it were available today?