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Nissan 1st Manufacturer To Offer Unique Glow-In-The-Dark Car Paint Made From Biologicaly Inert Organic Materials

Nissan in Europe has now become the first car manufacturer in the world to offer a unique glow-in-the-dark car paint made from chemically and biologically inert organic materials.

The new spray-applied coating — which absorbs enough UV energy during daylight hours to glow for 8–10 hours at night — was apparently created specifically for Nissan, by inventor Hamish Scott.

The paint coating makes use of a “secret formula” reportedly based around Strontium Aluminate — which is, as stated before, a chemically and biologically inert substance, that’s also odorless (worth noting I suppose…).

If made commercially available, the paint would last for 25 years.

On a somewhat related note, Nissan recently made note of that fact that LEAF owners in the UK — thanks to seeing notable savings in gas/transportation costs with use of the electric car — have been embracing solar energy in notable quantities.

A recent press release from the company included a quote from just such a LEAF and solar energy system double owner, Ian Finch, who noted: “Running the Nissan LEAF costs a sixth of the amount we’d pay to run a diesel or petrol car. Overall, we are probably using 25% less electricity thanks to our solar panels and it’s a fantastic experience to be able to drive the LEAF using electricity that’s been produced completely for free.”

Hmm, not bad. And perhaps this is part of a broader trend in the UK?

One can certainly hope.

 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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