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In pictures: Nissan’s glow in the dark car

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Nissan Leaf owners may well be glowing with eco-pride at owning a 100% emission-free vehicle, and now the Japanese firm has created a special Leaf that can do just that.

Working with inventor Hamish Scott they have created Starpath, a special paint that absorbs UV light during the day and then releases it at night, glowing for up to 10 hours.

Unlike other glow paints Starpath is made from entirely organic materials, with the very rare Strontium Aluminate playing a key role in its construction, which is colourless, odourless and inert.

The glow-in-the-dark Leaf project is designed to highlight how many Leaf owners have used the reduced running costs from their electric cars to pay for solar panels – effectively allowing them to charge their car for free.

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