Tesla’s solar roof panels to cost lower than earlier estimates
The first two styles of Tesla’s solar roof will cost customers nearly $21.85 per square foot, cheaper than many industry analysts had anticipated.
The price announced by Tesla is lower than the price of $24.50 per square foot that Consumer Reports had predicted. That prediction was based on Tesla’s ability to achieve a competitive price to conservative roofing materials like asphalt, once savings from power bills would be factored in over expected lifetime of the roof.
However, several people had expressed skepticism that the company’s product would be affordable.
The first two styles of Tesla’s glass tiles are: black glass smooth and textured versions. These are among the four planned styles that the company had unveiled earlier this year.
Tesla is going to sell solar roof during a “trying” time as a recent report from GTM Research indicated that the second half of last year witnessed first significant drop in U.S. solar companies’ operations.
Following the release of the pricing, Tesla’s shares closed up more than 1 per cent on Wednesday.
Seeking to catch up to Tesla and other rivals, South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company has decided to place electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy.
Two hobbyists have built an electric car using recycled parts that is capable of running more than 700 miles on a single charge. The homemade electric car dubbed Phoenix has been created from nearly 90 per cent recycled parts (by weight).
Intensifying the race to develop the so-called ‘robotaxis,’ Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has decided to join a BMW-led alliance to develop self-driving or autonomous vehicles.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is enjoying a rapid expansion in its used car business, prompting analysts to predict that the company is on the track to triple its used inventory sales.
Technology major Microsoft Corporation has rebuffed Consumer Reports findings on its popular Surface range of tablets and laptops.
Tesla Motors has received tremendous response for its electric vehicles despite their high price tag.