Don’t try to hide at night with this Nissan

February 19th, 2015 by

We don’t think that we’re out of line when we say that Nissan is truly cutting-edge when it comes to the vehicle technology. And the technology doesn’t have to affect the actual operations of the vehicle. Just look at the Nissan Leaf self-cleaning car. Nissan showed this technology off last year to much fanfare. Now, the company appears on the verge of another very intriguing technology that relates to a vehicle’s appearance. Nissan is currently experimenting with a glow-in-the-dark car that would be much different than previous attempts.

Availability of Nissan glow-in-the-dark cars

While we will have to wait to hear about the availability of Nissan glow-in-the-dark cars, we can say that the company is very serious about exploring the technology. Similar to the self-cleaning car, the glow-in-the-dark Leaf is coated with a unique paint that soaks in the sunlight and then glows after the sun goes down.

This wouldn’t be the first time that a manufacturer has attempted to make a vehicle illuminate at night. But the Nissan system will reportedly be different, as the paint itself will be glowing – and it will allow the car to glow for a longer period of time than some in the past.

If the car soaks up a good amount of sunlight during the day, it should be able to remain illuminated from eight to ten hours during the night. And the longevity of the paint is also impressive, as it’s expected to last on the vehicle for up to 25 years.

Like many vehicle technologies, this glow-in-the-dark prospect is intriguing in its uniqueness. Never would we have considered looking out our window on a dark night and seeing our car glowing in the driveway.

As for the availability of the Nissan glow-in-the-dark cars, we continue to watch the progress. Until then, you can see our non glow-in-the-dark lineup of vehicles right here.