2015 Nissan LEAF Becomes World's Cleanest Car
New Coating Technology Repels Dirt
A specially prepared 2015 Nissan LEAF debuted in Nashville recently, showing off a new exterior coating technology that could help it avoid future car washes just the same way it currently avoids gas stations. The difference-maker is a special finish created by UltraTech International, and with Autobytel's chemistry expert currently unavailable, let's just note that the company says it relies on: "proprietary omniphobic technology to coat an object and create a surface chemistry and texture with patterns of geometric shapes that have 'peaks' or 'high points.' These high points repel water, some oils, wet concrete and other liquid unlike any other coating."