Nissan First to Apply Glow-In-The-Dark Car Paint
Nissan have become the first manufacturer to use glow-in-the-dark car paint to showcase how its market-leading all-electric LEAF is helping more and more people convert to solar energy at home.
The manufacturer has been working with inventor Hamish Scott who is the creator of STARPATH, this is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day and then glows for between 8 and 10 hours when the sun goes down.
As there are already glow in the dark paints, and glow-in the dark car wraps, this bespoke, ultraviolet paint has been created especially for Nissan and is totally unique thanks to its secret formula made of entirely organic materials. It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Alumimnate, which is solid odourless and chemically and biologically inert.
There has been a variety of third-party companies who have applied non-organic glow-in-the-dark paints to vehicles before but Nissan are the first car maker to directly apply such technology. If this unique paint is made commercially available, it would last for 25 years.