Pictured is Envi founder Chad Zani and Envi employs and brothers Felix and Jose Ramirez. | The Beach Reporter

Pictured is Envi founder Chad Zani and Envi employs and brothers Felix and Jose Ramirez. | The Beach Reporter

California’s drought continues to inspire innovation for car wash owners and engineers. The latest comes from another waterless car wash, this one touting a plant-based, biodegradable solution. The company, called Envi, says between eight and 16 ounces of its solution is comparable to 10,000 ounces of water used in an average car wash.

Envi’s owner Chad Zani, who used to live in Australia, discovered the solution while living in Australia. According to The Beach Reporter, he brought the discovery back with him to launch his own company, which operates with a mobile app. Customers can ask for a car wash wherever they’re parked and an employee will drive to them.

As if the mobile aspect and the environmentally friendly approach of the company wasn’t enough, Envi also focuses on employing members of the deaf community. To date, 35 employees, about 95 percent total, are deaf and the company has plans to hire 10,000 deaf employees once it has expanded.