Nissan is claiming to be the first vehicle manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to a car, its all-electric model, the Nissan LEAF.
Nissan has worked on the project with the inventor Hamish Scott, who has created Starpath, 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.
Starpath is also being used to create glow-in-the-dark cycle paths in Cambridge.
Nissan says that while glowing car paint and glow-in-the-dark car wraps are already available, the bespoke, ultraviolet-energised paint created for Nissan is unique as a result of its formula made up of entirely organic materials.
The manufacturer says that while various third-party companies have applied non-organic glow-in-the-dark paint to vehicles before, Nissan is the first car maker to directly apply such technology.