Submitted by topher.reisner on Sun, 2013-12-29 00:16
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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