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- Jan 22, 2020
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- Northern California
- Model Y P, Model 3 LR, Founders CT (Ordered)
It won't produce much unless there's some kind of passive solar tracking mode you can park the truck in, but it'll still basically be a trickle charger. I can see why most people wouldn't see the benefit, but it's more just a "rule of cool" thing at the end of the day. It'll be nice for when you leave your CT parked at an airport and things like that, but most people wouldn't even notice the few miles it gains most of the time under normal solar conditions.Solar built-in panel:
I always said the built-in Solar using the vault cover is not that good of an idea. I want my solar panel to follow the sun, not set in stone on the back of the vault which I constantly need access too.
I don‘t think it should be a mandatory feature. It should be an option. Looking at the vault cover design, the panel has to fold back from the back of the passenger cabin. It makes it harder to have a fold-down back wall so that passenger can get-through from/to the back & front space.
As for the pass through, I highly doubt we're getting a fold down there, maybe the rear window will retract down for a pass through, but as it stands with the patent filings it looks like the tonneau track will run up the spine of the backseat. Even if it comes standard you can always just leave it rolled up.