Thanks to street lights, car headlamps, and the lights on the back of cars, seeing other cars while driving at night is possible, so much so that you’d probably have to be very bad at seeing or distracted if you were to miss the car (or cars) in front of you. However wouldn’t it be better if you could see the entire car?
Perhaps that’s what Nissan thinks as they have recently commissioned glow-in-the-dark pavement creator Hamish Scott to give their Nissan Leaf electric car a coat of glow-in-the-dark paint, where the end results are actually pretty spectacular. The bad news? As cool as this looks, this is a car that you won’t be able to buy.
Nissan’s plan for the car is to highlight how the owners of the Leaf electric car have been inspired to convert to solar energy, and because glow-in-the-dark paint requires some absorption from the sun to truly “shine”, we guess the symbolism that Nissan is going for is “green”, or renewable at least.
The paint itself relies on organic materials such as Strontium Aluminate, which ultimately gives the car the ability to glow for about 10 hours after absorbing some sunlight during the day. Like we said this car isn’t for sale, but it’s an interesting idea – would you like to own one like that?
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