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Live in Colorado, with sun and altitude year-round it will wreak havoc on an interior of a car and cause way too much A/C utilization. Does the roof blackout? I hear there is no sunshade? It may work well in the Midwest but will cook the interior way over 120 out here most times of the year, and when in the very high elevations, not much insulation? Any input?
 

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My bigger concern is the cold. My Grand Cherokee has a sunroof and in winter (also Colorado I can feel the heat loss. I close the shade and the cabin warms up noticeably, especially by my head. I'm hoping someone in the aftermarket makes a removable shade, like one fold-up or rolling ones for a windshield.
 

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My bigger concern is the cold. My Grand Cherokee has a sunroof and in winter (also Colorado I can feel the heat loss. I close the shade and the cabin warms up noticeably, especially by my head. I'm hoping someone in the aftermarket makes a removable shade, like one fold-up or rolling ones for a windshield.
How long before someone gets in an accident because the shade falls and startles them or obstructs their vision/controls?
 

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My bigger concern is the cold. My Grand Cherokee has a sunroof and in winter (also Colorado I can feel the heat loss. I close the shade and the cabin warms up noticeably, especially by my head. I'm hoping someone in the aftermarket makes a removable shade, like one fold-up or rolling ones for a windshield.
Good point, but you can get just as much thermal loss out of the windshield and windows than you could from a heavily insulated roof panel.
 

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Good point, but you can get just as much thermal loss out of the windshield and windows than you could from a heavily insulated roof panel.
True, maybe that's why I see so many people driving without brushing off the snow except right in front of the driver, extra insulation. Can't do much about the windows, but covering up the back part of the sunroof could help a bit while still letting light in.
 

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True, maybe that's why I see so many people driving without brushing off the snow except right in front of the driver, extra insulation. Can't do much about the windows, but covering up the back part of the sunroof could help a bit while still letting light in.
No, the real reason is.... lazy.
 

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My bigger concern is the cold. My Grand Cherokee has a sunroof and in winter (also Colorado I can feel the heat loss. I close the shade and the cabin warms up noticeably, especially by my head. I'm hoping someone in the aftermarket makes a removable shade, like one fold-up or rolling ones for a windshield.
Great thing is, being an electric vehicle, the interior of the Rivian should heat up quickly in the cold winter months since the heating system doesn't rely on hot coolant from the engine to warm the air flowing through your vents.
 

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I have Tesla Model 3 with all glass roof. We've been in over 100 degree weather and direct sunlight for long period of time while driving without any issue. I was planning to get the roof shade insert initially but really have no need.

As for the snow, I don't know. I'm in SoCal so unless I go to the mountains it doesn't happen. But as JulianD mentioned above, I would imagine (since Tesla has it) that you can turn on the interior temperature setting prior to getting into the car. Once the temperature is reached, then maintaining it shouldn't be a big deal - in either direction.

When I ordered the R1S, it didn't bother me at all that it has a glass roof.
 

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I have Tesla Model 3 with all glass roof. We've been in over 100 degree weather and direct sunlight for long period of time while driving without any issue. I was planning to get the roof shade insert initially but really have no need.

As for the snow, I don't know. I'm in SoCal so unless I go to the mountains it doesn't happen. But as JulianD mentioned above, I would imagine (since Tesla has it) that you can turn on the interior temperature setting prior to getting into the car. Once the temperature is reached, then maintaining it shouldn't be a big deal - in either direction.

When I ordered the R1S, it didn't bother me at all that it has a glass roof.
From my understanding Tesla roofs block 98-99% UV Rays. I also didn't know they can turn orange in heat.

 

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From my understanding Tesla roofs block 98-99% UV Rays. I also didn't know they can turn orange in heat.

The orange you see is the light refracting with water or frost/drew. The "orange" layer is what provides the UV/heat protection. Its there all the time since its a layer sandwiched between other layers.

Incidentally, my 2018 has it but when I see the newer Model 3s and Ys, I don't notice the orange color in the rain or wash (but I still do on S and X). Tesla may have gone to a different approach for 3 and Y.
 

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I have a Tesla Y and live in Northern Virginia where it's 100 in the summer and 30 with snow/sleet/rain in the winter. I don't have any complaints about the glass roof. And it might just be a placebo heat-wise but I like seeing the sun above the car in the winter.
 

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Live in Colorado, with sun and altitude year-round it will wreak havoc on an interior of a car and cause way too much A/C utilization. Does the roof blackout? I hear there is no sunshade? It may work well in the Midwest but will cook the interior way over 120 out here most times of the year, and when in the very high elevations, not much insulation? Any input?
Yeah, I really don't understand the glass roof, even with Tesla; most people just try to find a way to cover it up. If you are tall, the heat radiates to the top of your head...It sucks. Hopefully Rivian (or someone else) will come up with an easy install cover.
 

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Granted I live in Michigan, but 11 years of glass roofs in my 2 Model S's has been great. I love the open feeling and the vast majority of UV (all??) and sunlight and heat is more than adequately filtered out without any need to cover it up. I hope the Rivian R1S will be the same when I pick it up next week.
 
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