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2011 Nissan Leaf: Air Conditioner Infused With Vitamin C?


2011 Nissan Leaf

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We have been talking a lot about the Nissan Leaf from comparisons to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt last week to the First Drive report done by our sister site, AllCarsElectric.com. Current consensus is that the car is very well mannered and capable of being a “real” car. That said, Nissan isn’t just a normal car company; they like to put their spin on things, which can be seen in cars like the 2010 Nissan Cube. What other car company has designed a car using a Jacuzzi as a point of creative inspiration. The newest creative and healthy spin—Vitamin C infused air conditioning.
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf

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Nissan in Japan announced last Wednesday that they would be offering the Leaf with a Vitamin C dispensing air conditioning system, among a couple other innovative features. According to Popsci.com, Nissan announced that their next generation cars “will be designed to make drivers feel they are better off staying in their cars instead of stepping outside.” The idea behind the Vitamin C infused air conditioning is that it will spritz passenger to help prevent skin damage and wrinkles. I like it, but I want to know if it the liquid will cause any issues with electronics within the cabin. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Other innovations that will be coming down the pipe are NASA designed seats that are intended to improve blood flow, anti-collision radar technology, air purifiers designed by Sharp, and smart speedometers that will remind drivers of special events, personal milestones and other events.

So the real question: Is the Vitamin C thing for real? According to our fact checking with the folks over at Nissan PR, this is real. However, the intended rollout is for the Japan market only currently, but that could change. So stay tuned an see what kind of rabbit they will pull out of their hat next.

[Source: AllTopPopsci.com]

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