Earlier this month, Tesla announced a new all-glass roof option similar to what it unveiled on its Model 3 prototype earlier this year, but it’s available now for the Model S. While the company made the announcement last month, it only showed renders of the new option on its online design studio.
We had a decent look with a vehicle that had just come off the assembly line, but now that Tesla has started delivering the Model S with the new option, we are starting to see more of them out there with more videos and pictures.
The new glass roof comes after Musk confirmed that Tesla launched a new ‘Tesla Glass’ technology group within the company to develop more glass products, including for the new solar tiles, but also for automotive applications.
The glass is ultraviolet and infrared (for heat) reflective. The new option is $1,500, while the panoramic sunroof option is now $2,000.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk also said that through the design and engineering process of the new roof, Tesla “reinforced the surrounding body structure for improved safety”.
While the new roof gives a clean look to the exterior of the Model S, it also makes the interior look more spacious. Nick Hoffmann found a Model S with the option at his local Tesla store and tried to give everyone a sense of the interior feel with a new video:
And here’s a gallery of pictures by Hoffmann: