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Nissan becomes first automaker to apply glow-in-the-dark paint

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After experimenting with dirt-repellant car paint on a (Versa) Note last year, Nissan has now become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to improve visibility at night.

How does it work? A spray-applied coating absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for 8-10 hours when the sun goes down. The custom, ultraviolet-energised paint created especially for Nissan uses a 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.

If made commercially available, Nissan’s unique paint would last for 25 years.

The following video shows the result on a Nissan LEAF. What do you think?