Tesla isn’t just saving itself for the auto world and one of the company’s most anticipated products, the Tesla Solar Roof, (a solar roof made of tiles that look like shingles) was finally released a few weeks ago. Like other Tesla products, the Tesla Solar Roof is innovative, ground-breaking and it will likely revolutionize the way America uses and accesses energy, but this time in their homes, rather than on the streets.
Tesla’s new product embodies a few of the same characteristics people love about their line of electric cars.
So how good and practical really is the product? Think of the new solar roof like the first Tesla car that come out. It’s excellent, but it is not in everybody’s budget. Consumer Reports did a few different cost comparisons based on home size and home location and without a doubt, the cost to replace a roof with a Tesla Solar Roof was more expensive, but in a few cases, the roof paid for itself fairly quickly.
In addition to the news about the Tesla Solar Roof, Tesla recently revealed some news about the Tesla Model 3. The news came as a bit of “drag” to some consumers, but it’s still a pretty impressive vehicle. The new Tesla Model 3 will be priced around $35,000, which is nearly $30,000 less than the Tesla Model S, but it will be a little bit slower (0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds compared to 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds) and it is a bit smaller. But again, it is nearly half the price.
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