The Glow-in-the-dark Nissan’s Car Paint

Nissan Europe partnered with glow-in-dark pavement creator Hamish Scott, to give LEAF electric car a glow-in-the-dark paint job. The special coating allows Leaf to absorb enough sunlight to give a glow for at least 10 hours of darkness.


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According to the press release:

The manufacturer worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator of STARPATH, which is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.

While glowing car paint is already available, as are glow-in-the-dark car wraps, the bespoke, ultraviolet-energized paint created especially for Nissan is unique thanks to its secret formula made up of entirely organic materials. It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odorless and chemically and biologically inert.