Roof Options - What is your preference?

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This would not surprise me, in fact I was shocked to see it in the FAQs.

I didnt mention it before, the other thing that scares me is the complexity of a removable roof. Seals, noise, etc... Its the first vehicle from a new manufacturer, KISS.
I'm getting more exited about the non electrochromic roof after reading that the price may drop by 7K! I'm in FL, so my choice by default is the reg roof [ unless I see it in person and it changes my mind].
 

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Another factor for me will be delivery timeframe, which is config-based. If the electrochromic glass leads to earlier delivery, I might go that route solely for that reason.

Plus, it is a cool "party trick"/wow factor.
 

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Living in Arizona in the desert, definitely a fixed metal roof for me. I already own a convertible for the nice winter days when I want to have the open sky above me. I also think removable will be problematic for damage and leaks.
 
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If the electrochromic glass leads to earlier delivery, I might go that route solely for that reason.
Yeah I am trying to be careful with that, depending on options I gotta decide if this is a 10 year vehicle or a short term lease. If its a buy then bigger battery, and if the roof is $$$$ then it falls by the wayside and I will wait longer for delivery.

I am inclined to buy but this is a first gen vehicle, I might want the newer one in three years and a lease is a guaranteed way out.
 

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If the electrochromic roof turns as blue as in the videos I've seen, I'm not sure I'd find it very appealing and might prefer normal "tinted" glass as found in my current Volvo or the tried and true metal roof. Not really interested in changing the color of the world, just reducing glare and greenhouse effect. Will have to wait and see exactly what they offer.
 

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If the electrochromic roof turns as blue as in the videos I've seen, I'm not sure I'd find it very appealing and might prefer normal "tinted" glass as found in my current Volvo or the tried and true metal roof. Not really interested in changing the color of the world, just reducing glare and greenhouse effect. Will have to wait and see exactly what they offer.
I believe the color itself can be changed as well. I too want the details, and hopefully some temperature testing/comparisons between the roof options!

I will say though, if the truck can keep the cabin cool in 118 degree heat while towing 11K, then maybe we shouldn't be concerned.
 

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I live in Oz. Fixed standard roof all the way. Its going to be expensive enough as it is, when I take into account the import taxes, the EC roof is just another thing to break... plus draw current...
 

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I live in Oz. Fixed standard roof all the way. Its going to be expensive enough as it is, when I take into account the import taxes, the EC roof is just another thing to break... plus draw current...
Electrochromatic glass only draws power when changing color on the order of 5 watts per square meter.
 

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Electrochromatic glass only draws power when changing color on the order of 5 watts per square meter.
The current draw might be small but its still just a gimmick. Not interested in it.
 

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I live in Oz. Fixed standard roof all the way. Its going to be expensive enough as it is, when I take into account the import taxes, the EC roof is just another thing to break... plus draw current...
How do you like the wizard ?
 

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I’ll be going with the EC roof. Boeing has been using the technology on the Dreamliner for years now without significant issue. They did make a change where early Dreamliners only got semi-dark like it appears the direction Rivian has gone from the clips, but later changed to a near blackout option on current Dreamliners.
 

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Wow! This is the first I’m hearing about some type of removable roof panels. I love love love it! I’m driving a Jeep Gladiator until the Rivian comes out and the loss of the open air driving, was my main regret. Now I have no regrets. Bring it on Rivian, you’ll design a great removable roof option, I’m sure.
 

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