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Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla Won't Have Solar Roofs Just Yet

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Just a few weeks after Panasonic wants to put more solar panels on electric vehicles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shot the idea down for the upcoming Model 3. The option already wasn’t likely on the new vehicle with no updates on the feature since late last year, but Musk finally shed some light on the topic at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting. There simply isn’t a great option for the technology yet.

At the moment, solar rooftops are very limited on electric vehicles. A Japanese version of the Toyota Prius is able to add close to four miles of range when parked outside, but that’s not adding significant travel time. Panasonic is currently pushing the technology, and until recently, there was still some hope that they could be debuting a solar roof option in Tesla’s newest vehicle.