Watch a Nissan Leaf Glow-in-the-Dark

Nissan has created an innovative new paint to draw attention to its Leaf electric car.

While glow-in-the-dark cars is nothing new, with paints jobs and wraps available featuring the technology, the Japanese automaker is the first to create a paint formula made up of entirely organic materials. One of those materials is a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odorless and chemically and biologically inert.

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The paint was created in collaboration with the creator of Starpath, Hamish Scott. Starpath is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows between eight to 10 hours in the dark. According to Nissan, the paint would last for 25 years, if the company made it commercially available.

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