Submitted by topher.reisner on December 29, 2013
I'm wondering why the roof and trunk of Tesla cars aren't covered with photovoltaic cells. It seems to me that, from an energy conservation/efficiency point of view, PV would make a lot of sense. I don't think it's possible that the idea simply wasn't considered. Was it a physical integration or other design problem? A cost/benefit issue? (Please don't tell me it was purely cosmetic.) It's just something I've been wondering about for a while.
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