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Sean Callahan
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Last week, we got a really good photo of Henrik sitting in an Ocean with a SolarSky Roof and you can see the shadows/pattern of the light coming through the roof. It's the grid pattern from the solar cells. It hits Henrik on his neck, head, and as far forward as his hands.

For those that may be sensitive to this pattern moving about the interior cabin, we've heard there could be a roof shade option at some point, but not sure how good that will be in California Mode.

I don't have too much experience with window tint on interior roof glass. Is there a dark enough shade of window tint that can be placed on the interior roof glass to mitigate the shadows/pattern from solar cells?

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I'll be honest Shaun. That looks bad...! I was hoping for a clear roof so the cabin feels more spacious as opposed to looking like someone has painted the roof black with masking tape. And just incase people say to open the sunroof, it rains alot in London. Even if I had a choice of £60k with solar roof or £60k with a normal sunroof for the Xtreme, simply for the feeling of more space I'd be happy to go with the sunroof .

I personally think the design choice for the solar roof is more of a marketing "eco friendly" gimmick. It costs too much to produce, it won't give you your money back and it should have been and option for those that want it. 

I think from the inside it's terrible. What is the point of getting a sunroof it I have to cover it up? The design choices here is really bad. Which marketing person agreed and signed it off, I don't know. 

As for people saying it'll give them 4 miles range, I'd ask the question, would you be willing to pay and extra £5k (or however much it costs) for it. If your answer is yes, then either you have a lot of money, are a fan boy (nothing wrong with that) or something else .. I have not quite figured out. 

My definition of a fanboy is one where despite inherent negatives the person see's it as a positive or grossly marginalises the negative to complete obsoleteness. 

 

 


   
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Eeeek, and if i do manage to apply a tint to minimize the solar grid “Tron” pattern, will it be so dark as to block a view up through the roof? I am looking forward to a sunroof again as i always drove cars that had sunroof/moonroof or fully convertible (yeah, even my Fiero GT - don’t judge 😃- had a big ass removable glass roof) and the past 5 years we have not had one.  But this almost makes me want to keep whatever available sunshade we get fully deployed unless i am opening the roof in Cali mode…

 

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Never had a car with Sunroof, was looking forward to an open style one. Looking at extreme but the Criss cross moving across the dash etc would irritate me. 

Come on Mr Fisker... Give us Extreme a choice! 


   
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Agree, that's really ugly to look at.  Kind of kills the one button California Mode if I'd have to remove a sunshade all the time before activating...

I think it's a shame that this feature is basically forced upon us in order to get One/Extreme features such as Hypersound...at least it seems that way until we eventually see the configuration options. 

Kind of ironic that the "open feeling" of using California Mode is marred with a less "open feeling" when not in use.


   
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@atlantic-ocean  yes totally agree with you. You would have thought  this would  have been addressed  a long time ago. And for 89900 canadian dollars you would think  a power sunshade . Even my ioniq 5 has that for 60000 canadian


   
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I think it's too late for any changes. That's what happens when you design things and I suspect everyone agrees with you rather than give a constructive criticism. 

Hoping to be wrong and hoping the configurator has more detailed options. Almost spoils the idea of a sun roof whose main idea is to give the feeling of open space. In a Tesla it's really nice. I was hoping similar here.


   
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Personally, I’ll likely have the sunroof open most of the time unless I’m in the desert where AC is required. I believe most window tint allows visibility from the inside. Anyone have experience with tinting glass? 

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Our XC60 is factory tinted at the back. Looks almost black, cannot see anything from the outside but can see from the inside. 


   
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I have seen a lot of people disappointed or upset about lack of choices, color options, etc. but the thing that bothers me the most is no sunshade. That sucks.😖


   
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@remichex Hear Hear!!

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What if….

You could delete Solarsky but no savings…

If Extreme has over $30k in features compared to Ultra…might it be worth considering?

 


   
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@seancallahan You have sat in the Ocean. What are your thoughts about no sunshade? Is the SolarSky Roof’s tint very dark?


   
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Posted by: @remichex

@seancallahan You have sat in the Ocean. What are your thoughts about no sunshade? Is the SolarSky Roof’s tint very dark?

FWIW, both my wife and I have been driving a Tesla Model 3s in Texas for more than four years and neither of us have never had a problem with excess heat from the roof. (Windshield and side windows, different story, but roof, never any issue.)


   
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Posted by: @remichex

I have seen a lot of people disappointed or upset about lack of choices, color options, etc. but the thing that bothers me the most is no sunshade. That sucks.😖

Glass Roof Sun Shade = the highest ranked accessory by vote 😀 

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