Nissan has introduced a unique glow-in-the-dark car paint on a Leaf during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
We are not really used to innovative things made by Nissan but every once in a while the car company is proving that it’s amongst the main players on the market. But what does have to do with a glow-in-the-dark paint added to a car? Well, nothing more than a simple show, a marketing scheme to attract some attention to the Japanese brand.
“Nissan has become the first manufacturer to apply 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”, says the car manufacturer in its official press release.
The glow-in-the-dark paint scheme has been developed by Nissan in collaboration with inventor Hamish Scott. This has been described as being capable of absorbing UV energy during the day and store enough of it to allow the body to glow at night. This will be glowing for eight to ten hours and it is an ultraviolet energized paint, with a spray applied coating.
“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”, added the company
If you are looking to add something like this to your ride you will probably be disappointed because Nissan is saying that it will not be commercially available. However, we’re pretty sure that if you are living in a Middle Eastern country and you’ve recently found some oil in your backyard, chances are you will add something similar. Check out the video posted below for a quick demonstration.