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  1. Stickday

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    White... but could be convinced with the lighter green! EXIT JEEP.... Here is what my Rivian needs to do!!

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    Black. For sure.
     
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    White or black, preferably black
     
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    I might.... the power may go out, but vegetable oil can me made from algae, and my rig will run just fine on that
     
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    Plain, boring Bright White for me please! (Best colour for the hot summers here.)
     
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    I don't know that white will help much, given the glass expanse on the roof. I live in south Florida, and the current fad for glass roofs on so many brands is very disturbing. I have twice test driven a Tesla Model X, and the interior of the glass roof is hot (not warm) to the touch. Even with the A/C blasting, there is a zone of warm air at the top of your head. One reason I have not traded my 2015 Model S is that a Tesla can no longer be had with a metal roof. All the hype about the effectiveness of tinting to block heat is just that -- hype. The two vehicles that most interest me as my next EV -- the Rivian R1S and the Lucid Air -- are both going the glass roof route. The Lucid uses a single piece of glass all the way back to the brace over the B pillars. Can you imagine dealing with a rock chip on such a windshield?
     
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    I don't like any roof that has to be opened. I never bother with them. I've had too many and will not pay for any more. My 911 has a metal roof. Sales tried to push a panoramic glass roof, even a metal one. I did a build order. You will never find a deleted panoramic roof on a new build on the lot. As a reservation holder I'm concerned that I will have to accept a glass roof. Hopefully there will be a shad with the chromatic roof but I doubt it.
     
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    I did a road trip last summer in a Model X and one of my concerns with the extended windshield was being in the direct sunlight for long periods of time making in uncomfortably warm. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the window blocked the heat and diffused the light. Not once did I ever feel the sun was beating down on me (which I'm not a fan of as I keep my sun shade in my vehicle closed most of the time) even on the days with full sun during the height of the day. ... OK, back to our regularly scheduled program of the OP ... R1T colors. :)
     
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    I notice you live in the Chicago area, EyeOnRivian. I lived in Chicago for eight years and drove a convertible for much of that time. In Chicago, I could drive top-down comfortably for about eight months of the year (at least with a heater going). In summer it was particularly nice. I brought a convertible down to Naples, FL when I moved and got rid of it within a year. The sun down here is MUCH stronger. Even in winter, I would bake sitting at a traffic light with the top down.

    Before I bought my Tesla in 2015, a group of five of us went over to Dania Beach to test drive one. The tester had the panoramic glass roof option. Every one of us noted the heat radiating through the glass was too intense. The glass itself was almost too hot to touch, and there was a zone of hot air under the glass. So I ordered the metal roof. Last year I test drove a Model X in Naples. As I was particularly interested in the back seat accommodations, I spent some time riding in the second row under a glass roof panel. Just like in 2015, the glass was almost too hot to touch, and the air just under the glass was uncomfortably warm.

    I checked the sun energy between Chicago and Naples latitudes. As one goes north, the curvature of the earth means that the sun's energy is disseminated over a progressively larger area. The difference in greatest in December, when south Florida gets over 900 watts per square meter of energy and northern Illinois gets under 400 watts per square meter. In June, when the northern hemisphere is leaning more toward the sun, the difference between Naples and Chicago narrows to about 10%.
     
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    Yes, I'm from the Chicago area but that has noting to do with my comment. I said I took a road trip, which was NOT around the Chicago area. Clearly the sun is more intense in areas closer to the equator you get but thanks for the science lesson. Not everyone lives in those climates so I was trying to add some perspective for others to your comments and your "local" observations.
     
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    #42 Hmp10, Jun 9, 2019
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    Someone just started a thread on the topic of glass roofs. I just posted over there that my brother in Atlanta got a Model 3 with a glass roof last fall. He was wondering how the arrival of warm weather would affect its comfort. So far he finds it fine. In fact, he says that unless he remembers to look up, he is not even aware of the glass roof.

    I also mentioned over on the new thread that your comments about the Model X didn't specify where you took your road trip, although you live near Chicago. I wasn't suggesting your opinion of the glass roof was wrong. I was just pointing out that my experience in south Florida has been different and that location might play a role.

    Nor was I trying to be pedantic with the "science lesson". In fact, as I was posting I got curious about whether my subjective impression of stronger sun in Naples reflected a true difference in the amount of sun energy, so I looked up the topic. I was surprised to find how pronounced the figures actually were and thought others might find it equally interesting.

    I really wish more upcoming EV's gave buyers the choice of a glass or metal roof.
     
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    Black... with white interior.
     
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    At this point, I'd pick the blue.
     
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    From the first time I saw the photos of the R1S and R1T, I have wanted to see the R1T in green, and have been thinking that would be the color I order. A darker shade of green would be ok also, like BRG - especially if it is metallic.

    The copper is intriguing also, but I would have to see one to decide.
     

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