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Is anyone able to provide additional information on the Panoramic Roof for the R1S? Will there be a shade/cover to pull and block the sun? Or is it always going to be open/exposed to the sun?
 

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Hey @jcor! Welcome to the forum! Rivian has an optional electrochromic glass which will change from opaque to transparent with how much sun there is. for the fixed glass panel I imagine there would be a cover.

 

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Thanks JimmyEV - I noticed they did not highlight the 'electrochromic' feature on the specs for the roof, just 'panoramic', and was looking for confirmation.

I just called the support line and asked - Electrochromic is NOT part of the Launch offer, just a tinted glass. I asked how much tint and if they could compare it to another window on the vehicle and she could not. Just said to wait for the configurator to see pics.

This is interesting and not something I considered being a thing until now. I love the idea of the Panoramic roof but I live in the South and typically travel further south more often than anywhere else. That means the sun will beat the crap out of the interior and road trips will have the sun beaming in the entire time. Parking outside?- you are coming back to an extremely hot interior with direct sunlight on everything. Want to park and wait while your car charges??? Not if you have to sit in the sun the entire time. Weird thing to think about dealing with...Anyone have an idea of how strong the tint is?
 

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Thanks JimmyEV - I noticed they did not highlight the 'electrochromic' feature on the specs for the roof, just 'panoramic', and was looking for confirmation.

I just called the support line and asked - Electrochromic is NOT part of the Launch offer, just a tinted glass. I asked how much tint and if they could compare it to another window on the vehicle and she could not. Just said to wait for the configurator to see pics.

This is interesting and not something I considered being a thing until now. I love the idea of the Panoramic roof but I live in the South and typically travel further south more often than anywhere else. That means the sun will beat the crap out of the interior and road trips will have the sun beaming in the entire time. Parking outside?- you are coming back to an extremely hot interior with direct sunlight on everything. Want to park and wait while your car charges??? Not if you have to sit in the sun the entire time. Weird thing to think about dealing with...Anyone have an idea of how strong the tint is?

When I called and asked this question, they said there is NO sunshade
 

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When I called and asked this question, they said there is NO sunshade
Looks like Rivian decided not to use the electrochromatic roof, but chose a photochromic instead. The panoramic roof should adjust to the amount of light hitting it. According to them, the electrochromatic didn't add any benefit when comparing to the pano, but just added extra complexity.
 

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Too bad on the electrochromic that would be a wild option to have control over photochromic... anyway with either panoramic I’m hoping they have good, strong support for roof racks or even sunroof possibly as options above this
 

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From Rivian's website/FAQ:
Will additional roof options be available?
At launch, both the R1T and the R1S will be available with our all-glass panoramic roof. An open-air removable roof option will be offered mid-2022.
Learn more about the experience and the interior of the R1T and the R1S.
 

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I'm going to answer my own question. This is a $9200 option for the McLaren. This isn't going to happen with Rivian.
Agree - the price for electrochromic is very expensive.... I just priced a 14 ft wall of electrochromic glass for an office space and it was more than $20k - the technology is very expensive.
 

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I'm good with the panoramic roof being a tinted glass. I just hope I can insert a sunshade of some kind to block out the sun on road trips or parking in direct sunlight. In my limited research I've seen a sunshade Tesla owners can pop in relatively easy (tabs of the sunshade insert in between the edges where glass meets roof) and that seems to work fine...but I've had zero experience with these. Looking forward to the test drive to get an idea of what it's like.
 

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Thanks JimmyEV - I noticed they did not highlight the 'electrochromic' feature on the specs for the roof, just 'panoramic', and was looking for confirmation.

I just called the support line and asked - Electrochromic is NOT part of the Launch offer, just a tinted glass. I asked how much tint and if they could compare it to another window on the vehicle and she could not. Just said to wait for the configurator to see pics.

This is interesting and not something I considered being a thing until now. I love the idea of the Panoramic roof but I live in the South and typically travel further south more often than anywhere else. That means the sun will beat the crap out of the interior and road trips will have the sun beaming in the entire time. Parking outside?- you are coming back to an extremely hot interior with direct sunlight on everything. Want to park and wait while your car charges??? Not if you have to sit in the sun the entire time. Weird thing to think about dealing with...Anyone have an idea of how strong the tint is?
My tesla model 3 has a panaromic glass roof and live in sunny California. We added extra tinting to reduce any glare or heat and it has worked well.
 

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Excess interior heat (vs. a solid roof car) hasn't been a problem w/ my Model 3 w/ black interior in the hot DFW area. Being able to control the climate via the mobile app helps, and I hope Rivian will offer similar functionality.
 

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I'm good with the panoramic roof being a tinted glass. I just hope I can insert a sunshade of some kind to block out the sun on road trips or parking in direct sunlight. In my limited research I've seen a sunshade Tesla owners can pop in relatively easy (tabs of the sunshade insert in between the edges where glass meets roof) and that seems to work fine...but I've had zero experience with these. Looking forward to the test drive to get an idea of what it's like.
I had a model 3 and it was fine with the glass roof. I actually really liked it. You can always have the roof tinted.
 

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From Rivian customer service.

Thank you for reaching out to the Customer Engagement Center, we are happy to be here to help you along your journey with Rivian. For our roof options, we will only have the Panoramic all-glass roof at launch. It is designed to keep UV rays out and is optimized for comfort and can move from translucent to opaque on command. We will be offering an open-air removable option in mid-2022 for both vehicles.
 
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