Tesla Motors, Inc. has just made available the glass roof option for its Model S. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also confirmed that upcoming Model 3 will also be featuring the company's latest glass roof.
According to Fortune, Tesla said that the new glass roof will make the passengers feel that they are riding in an "open expansive cabin." Musk also tweeted that the new glass roof option on the Model S will make the car interior "feel amazing."
I highly recommend the new all glass roof on the Model S. This was very hard to develop, but it makes the interior feel amazing. pic.twitter.com/ob7lqrXP4n
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2016
The new glass roof, which cost an additional $1,500, is yet another example of Tesla adding another new feature to its four-year-old car. Earlier this year, Tesla upgraded the grill and front fascia of the Model S, which made it look more like the third car model the company made, the Model X.
Tesla has been upgrading the Model S with technology that they are already making available in recent models. The glass roof option on the Model S will also be available on the Model 3 , the company's fourth vehicle when it comes out.
Electrek reports that Musk confirmed the availability of the glass roof option on the Model 3 during a conference call with analysts. The glass that will be used was developed by Tesla's new technology group focusing on glass development.
"It is using a lot of techniques used in the automotive glass business," Musk said. In case it wasn't obvious with the announcement, Tesla has created a glass technology group - with some really phenomenal people."
One of the "phenomenal people" that Musk was referring to is Tesla Glass Group Director Mike Pilliod. Pilliod used to work for Apple and is one of its top materials engineers, being part of a long list of patents the company has already filed.
Most of the patents had something to do with glass touchscreen innovations and electronic devices that use glass. Musk said that mass production of the glass is fairly cheap and it makes a lot of sense to use it extensively, which will be interesting to see how the company uses the glass on the Model S and Model 3.