Remember when we were little kids and loved our glow in the dark toys? Well then you will love this…. Nissan came out with a glow in the dark toy for adults!! It is the new Nissan Leaf and it is fun for all ages! 2015_nissan_leaf_glow_1Hamish Scott is the inventor of the Starpath paint. Starpath is a kind of paint that is able to absorb ultraviolet energy during the day which will allow it to glow between eight and 10 hours at night. Nissan is the first car company to use the paint on one of their vehicles. Check out the article and  videos below.

Nissan in Europe is first car maker to apply glow-in-the-dark ca

NISSAN CREATES ONE-OFF WITH SECRET PAINT TO PROMOTE SOLAR PANEL EV CHARGING

So many EVs are so small and quiet that seeing and hearing them has become a safety issue. But that’s not what motivated Nissan to create a pure-electric Leaf EV with paint that glows in the dark.

It works like this: the Leaf is covered in a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV rays during the daytime, allowing it to glow at night for between eight and ten hours. The coating was developed by inventor Hamish Scott and is said to be made up of entirely organic materials, including a rare earth compound called Strontium Aluminate, which is biologically and chemically inert and is odorless. This type of coating could last for 25 years if it were offered on cars commercially, according to Nissan.

As for Nissan’s reason for creating this car, it’s to promote the use of conventional home-based solar panels to charge pure-electrics like the Leaf, like some owners are already doing.

That’s all fine and everthing, but the video does make a pretty good case for offering this type of paint commercially, as it would make the small Leaf easier to spot in a parking lot at night and increase pedestrian safety.

Unfortunately, Nissan does not have current plans to offer this paint on the Leaf or its other vehicles, though glow-in-the-dark car wraps are available from aftermarket manufacturers.

Follow the link below for original article and cool video of the car glowing in the dark.

http://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/nissan-leaf-gets-glow-dark-paint

SOURCE: AutoWeek,  JAY RAMEY – Jay Ramey is an Associate Editor with Autoweek, and has been with the magazine since 2013. Jay also likes to kayak and bike