British inventor creates a glow-in-the-dark car

A glow-in-the-dark car that can absorb sunshine during the day and lights up at night has been created by a British inventor.

Nissan GT-R glows in the dark

Nissan GT-R glows in the dark Image by MotorBlog / CC BY 2.0

‘Starpath’ is the brainchild of Hamish Scott and it comprises a special coating which is able to soak up UV light during daylight hours. His new discovery then glows in the dark for up to ten hours at night-time. ITV News reports that ultraviolet-energised paint has a unique formula – all made up of entirely organic materials.

It took the creator, who works for Surrey-based Pro-Teq, about eight days applying the paint to an electric Nissan Leaf. The contents are made up of a very rare natural earth product - Strontium Aluminate – which is solid, odourless and chemically and biologically inert.

Nissan are still debating whether to introduce the glow to all cars but say that if they do, it would be expected to last for up 25 years and become a major driving aid by helping drivers be seen at night.

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