Nissan Leaf gets glow-in-the-dark paint

February 13, 2015

The Japanese manufacturer has become the first car maker to apply UV (Ultra-Violation) radiation paint to any production car and the Nissan Leaf benefits from it.

This is a completely new and unique concept that Nissan has brought to the car industry. The Nissan Leaf is a very popular car so Nissan thought it apt to be the first car to receive the new glow-in dark makeover.

Nissan Leaf glow-in-the-dark paintNissan worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator of Starpath. It uses a high-tech coating called ‘Starpath’ that’s entirely organic, offers up to 10 hours of glow time and will last for a claimed 25 years.

There are various luminous car wraps available on the market, but this is the first time Nissan has brought the unique paint colour officially to the car market. Nissan said, it is made of entirely organic materials and a rare earth product called Strontium Aluminate.

Nissan Leaf UV Side ViewNissan revealed a research report and showed that 89% of Leaf owners charge their cars at home overnight. With very low running costs of just 2 pence per mile, around 7,500 plus Nissan Leaf owners have reported significant savings and are using their money on a variety of items including buying solar panels for the home.

This is just a showcase model, the paint is yet to reach commercial production.

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What do you think about the paint? Is it practical on a car?