Washing a car can be a chore, and Nissan knows you’d much rather spending your time (and money) doing something more productive. That’s why they’ve begun tests on an innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning you might never have to clean your car again!
This specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint, which repels water and oils, has been applied to the all-new European market Nissan Note to create the world’s first self-cleaning car.
Nissan is the first carmaker to apply the technology on automotive bodywork. By creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, it effectively stops standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car’s surface. You can watch the video above to see it in action.
So far, the coating has responded well to common use cases including rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water. Whilst there are currently no plans for the technology to be applied to the model as standard, Nissan will continue to consider the coating technology as a future aftermarket option.
How amazing is this?!