NISSAN is to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to its all-electric Leaf model to help more people go green.
The car giant worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator of Starpath, which is 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.
Recent Nissan showed that 89 per cent of the country’s 7,500 Leaf owners charge their cars at home overnight.
Although solar panels do not store energy or provide it outside of daylight, any leftover power generated during the day is fed back into the national grid and homeowners can get a Government payment for it – meaning that the overnight charge is already paid for.
Nissan Motor GB Limited EV manager, Paul O’Neill, said: “The Nissan Leaf is a shining beacon of sustainability and the future of motoring.
“Not only is it saving our customers money in running costs, but we are now seeing how it is helping people become more environmentally sensitive by reducing their carbon footprint.”