Nissan Coats LEAF In Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

Brilliant minds think alike. In this case, those brilliant minds are inventor, Hamish Scott, and the collective mind of automaker of Nissan. These are clearly the kind of people that sit around thinking about how to make products that are not only highly useful and relevant but also make for a greener world.

Hamish Scott is responsible for STARPATH. A press release from Nissan describes this incredible invention as a “spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.” This coating is made up of “entirely organic compounds,” making it unique in the glowing paint market.

Of course, Nissan is responsible for the Nissan LEAF, an all-electric, zero-emission compact hatchback. In an effort to combine the two awesome innovations, the automaker recently coated one of their LEAFs with Scott’s glow-in-the-dark organic coating. Watch a video of the LEAF in glow-in-the-dark paint above!

Nissan says that if their paint was made available on the commercial market, it would last 25 years. For now, they’re using this unique paint as a means to show off the fact the LEAF is so cheap to operate: LEAF owners are using the leftover cash to invest in various green technologies, such as solar panels and glow-in-the-dark paint.