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Nissan Puts Glow-in-the-Dark Paint on the All-Electric Leaf

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We've seen Nissan go ballistic about theself-cleaning paintearlier but now they've taken a step ahead and has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to showcase the all-electric Leaf.

So, what can a paint do, how does it work? Nissan 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-energised paint created especially for Nissan is unique because of its secret formula made up of entirely organic materials. It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odourless and chemically and biologically inert.

Various third-party companies have applied non-organic glow-in-the-dark paint to vehicles before but Nissan is the first car maker to directly apply such technology. Nissan's unique paint, if made commercially available, would last for 25 years.
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