So this is going to reduce the price of Tesla vehicles?...I'm not really sure what the impact of this has on the Tesla. Is it just Tesla expanding from EV to solar power to batteries and now glass?
Two months ago, we reported in exclusivity about a new program at Tesla called ‘Tesla Glass’. We admitted at the time that we didn’t know much about the program other than its director and the high level of secrecy surrounding it.
But now CEO Elon Musk confirmed that it’s a new “glass technology group” at the automaker and that the new glass technology will be featured in the upcoming Tesla Model 3.
Musk made the clarification during a call with analysts today when discussing how Tesla’s solar roof is different from some of the previous products that have failed in the same segment of the solar industry.
As an example of differentiation, Musk mentioned the new glass used by the company as a layer of its solar roof tiles:
“It is using a lot of techniques used in automotive glass business. In case it wasn’t obvious with the announcement, Tesla has created a glass technology group – with some really phenomenal people.”
He confirmed that the glass was developed by a new technology group at Tesla that focuses on glass development. In a promotional video demonstrating the strength of the glass, Tesla referred to the tile as a ‘Tesla Glass’ tile.
https://electrek.co/2016/11/01/tesla-mo ... ech-group/