Asthma and hay fever sufferers will be overjoyed to learn that the latest Japanese-spec Nissan Micra can zap allergenic microparticles into oblivion!

Asthma and hay fever sufferers will be overjoyed to learn that the latest Japanese-spec Nissan Micra can zap allergenic microparticles into oblivion!


The ion-generating air conditioning system, which Nissan has dubbed the Plasmacluster (sounds like a gizmo that was conjured up for a Star Trek script), produces positive and negative ions from water and oxygen molecules in the air.


When these ions encounter airborne microbes, fungi, viruses and airborne pollens in the passenger compartment air, the ions form clusters around the microparticles and react chemically with them, rendering them inactive.


Having cleaned the interior air, the generator then releases primarily negative ions to maintain air quality and freshness, explained. The negative or “minus” ions are claimed to reduce stress and bring about feelings of happiness by purifying the air, reducing bacteria and decomposing odours.


“Ionising has become a craze in Japan,” a Nissan spokesman said. “Everything from bin liners, bracelets, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers has a ‘minus ion’ feature. This technological sensation is currently unique to Japan, but there is no doubt that we could all do with a bit of stress release and tranquillity.”

Original article from Car