• Nissan’s new UV-absorbing Starpath paintjob makes the Leaf EV glow in the dark

  • nissan-leaf-1If you’ve been under the impression that the Nissan Leaf is a serious head-turner, get a hold of this. The Japanese automaker has decided to give one of its electric vehicles a cool skin to grab attention after-hours. Nissan has painted one special Leaf with UV-absorbing automotive paint, which makes the car glow in the dark! The paintjob, called the Starpath, gives out a subtle glow when driven outdoors in the darkness.

    According to Nissan, the paint will continue to glow for up to 10 hours in the dark. As the darkness continues, the glow begins to dim until the paint begins to UV absorption when the sun rises again. The manufacturer has also stated that the glowing effect will last for a good 25 years, which we think is long enough since most folks don’t drive the same vehicle for more than 7 years. Nissan hasn’t mentioned if this paintjob will be a standard on all Leaf EVs in the future, but we’d certainly love to drive around in an eco-friendly glow-in-the-dark car!





    [Via – Slashgear]

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on February 19, 2015