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Video: Nissan develops self-cleaning car

Washing a car is time consuming and can quite often be rather expensive. Nissan has just tested an innovative coating that uses nano-paint technology to repel dirt – goodbye bucket and sponge.

Nissan Note self cleaning

The “specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint” is able to repel mud, rain, oils, and general dirt.

The Nissan Note featured in the video below (model not sold in Australia) has had half of its body painted with the nano-paint technology, while the other half is left untouched.

Nissan Note nano paint technology

Nissan – first car manufacturer to apply the state-of-the-art technology – currently has no plans to make the technology available to the public just yet, however, Nissan’s engineers will continue to test the paint over the coming months. The special coating could become a future aftermarket option.

Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for the Nissan Note, said:

“The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier.”

“We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.