Nissan has used a glow-in-the-dark Leaf EV to create a record-winning glow-in-the-dark painting.

According to Nissan, the company has broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting with its Leaf-supported experiment.

The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan Leaf, was created by motoring artist Ian Cook of Popbangcolour.

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Usually working with radio-controlled cars, Cook used a Nissan Leaf to spread strategically placed pools of glow-in-the-dark paint across the canvas with its tires to create the image.

The successful attempt was awarded the Guinness World Records title on March 20, 2015.

Nissan explained the artist took more than 61 hours to create the painting and was made using over 60 liters (15.85 gallons) of luminous acrylic paint on a giant PVC-coated canvas.


The painting was not the only glow-in-the-dark item in this creation. The paint applied to the Nissan Leaf absorbs UV energy and other visible radiation during daylight hours and glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down… Essentially making this particular Leaf a glow-in-the-dark mobile paintbrush.

A video of the painting can be seen on Nissan’s Youtube channel.