The glow-in-the-dark Nissan

Watch in the video how this Nissan LEAF’s unique ultraviolet-energised paint glows in the dark.

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.

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.

The glow-in-the-dark Nissan Leaf

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.