NEW DELHI — Nissan in India has conserved 6.1 million liters (1.6 million gallons) of water over the past three years by using an innovative carwash technique, according to a press release.
The substantial water savings were achieved thanks to Nissan’s advanced Foam Wash technique to clean cars at its service centers across India and underlines the company’s commitment to deliver sustainable mobility to customers and society, the release continued.
Carwashes at service centers are a major component of after sales and servicing of customers’ vehicles, which require a large amount of water, the release stated.
Traditional carwashes generally require around 160 liters (42 gallons) of water to clean one car, the release added; however, the Foam Wash technique, introduced in 2014 at Nissan service centers, uses only 90 liters (24 gallons) of water per car, which reduces water consumption by 45 percent.
The amount of water saved by the company is equivalent to the water consumption of around 25,000 households in India for one day, the release stated.
Commenting on this eco-friendly achievement, Sanjeev Aggarwal, VP-After Sales of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Nissan always aims to deliver innovative and best-in-class sales and after sales service to its customers. Using the foam wash technique for our customers’ cars saves their time and a significant amount of water. That’s a winning combination for both Nissan and Datsun customers and for the environment.”
In addition, Nissan created an infographic of these statistics, which you can view along with the original release here.