The Leaf electric car is literally chasing glowing reviews with this paint job that causes it to glow green in the dark. The paint was designed in collaboration with inventor Hamish Scott, famed for creating the Starpath glow-in-the-dark spray for footpaths and roads.
Part of the reason Nissan agreed to have its much-praised Leaf sheathed in this high-tech paint is to promote the fact that a lot of Leaf drivers have taken to installing solar panels at home and charging their cars for free.
Amongst the active ingredients in the paint is strontium aluminate, an odorless and inert compound commonly used in other glow-in-the-dark materials. This paint absorbs UV energy when it's light out and can then glow for eight to ten hours in the dark.
Incredibly, the glow-in-the-dark paint job doesn't make the Nissan Leaf electric car feel any different to touch.
The Nissan Leaf Electric Car Glows Green In the Dark
1. Glow-in-the-dark Coating - The use of glow-in-the-dark coating on cars can serve as a unique selling proposition for promoting eco-friendly vehicles with zero emissions.
2. Solar-powered Electric Cars - The combination of solar panels at home and charging electric cars for free can revolutionize the way people think about automobiles and energy consumption.
3. High-tech Paint Technology - Collaboration between inventors and automobile manufacturers can pave the way for innovative paint technologies that can be used in other industries such as aviation and marine transport.
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can explore the use of innovative paint technologies in electric vehicles to make them more attractive for eco-conscious customers.
2. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can leverage solar-powered electric cars as a marketing tool to promote the benefits of clean energy and reduce carbon emissions.
3. Paint and Coatings - The paint and coatings industry can develop and market glow-in-the-dark paints for a variety of uses, such as outdoor safety signage, emergency response vehicles, and special effects in entertainment and events.