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Electrochromic glass for Model 3 roof?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SoCalGuy, Aug 26, 2017.

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  1. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Member

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    Does anyone know of any electrochromic "smart glass" films that can be applied in cars? Thinking it would be great for a Model 3 to be able to change the opacity of the pano glass roof esp on very sunny days.
     
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    Of course,
     
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  3. SoCalGuy

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    This is super cool!!! Thanks for sharing. Gonna see if anyone in SoCal has done this to their cars.
     
  4. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I get the impression that sunny days are taken care of; unfortunately for us winter folk very little light comes in when it would be much appreciated.
     
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    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely True.

    We need sun in the winter in Chicago. and lots of it.
     
  6. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Supporting Member

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    Living in SoCal, this would be much appreciated. I don't care quite as much about the windshield and side windows, but that massive glass roof just seems like it would make the interior a giant heat sink! Smart Glass should be a factory option, IMHO.
     
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  7. Randy Spencer

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    You'll see it on the Model S and X first.

    -Randy
     
  8. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I am interested in this but I heard that this cost several thousands? Around 6-7k? Not sure if that is worth it?
     
  9. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Supporting Member

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    I think it's an option on some Mercedes models. I believe it's about $2,500. Yeah, a little spendy, but not outrageous, IMHO.
     

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