The Model 3 will use some of the same glass technology that Tesla is using for its solar panels, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday during a conference call regarding the financial details of a SolarCity merger, which shareholders will vote on November 17.
Musk said that Tesla now has a special glass technology group and that the new division is also focused on developing the technology for the solar roof Tesla unveiled with SolarCity last Friday.
Musk tweeted Friday about the glass, stating that they can incorporate heating elements to clear snow while generating energy. He added that the glass wouldn’t waste energy while using said heating elements, adding it would be “strongly net positive.”
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