Tesla’s Model 3 Features Continuous Backlite that Turns into Roof Glass

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced  the new Model 3 Thursday evening.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the new Model 3 Thursday evening.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, unveiled the Model 3 Thursday night to a packed house. Similar to the Model X, glass plays a huge role in the vehicle’s design. The rear backlite stretches up and over the back roof of the vehicle. “The rear roof area is actually one continuous pane of glass,” said Musk.

“The reason it is great because it gives you a lot of head room and feeling of openness,” he added.

The new electric vehicle seats five people and he describes it as the final step in his master plan to create a mass market affordable car.

“Safety has to come first,” Musk said. “It will be five star in every category.”

All Model 3’s will come standard with the auto pilot feature.

The new Model 3 rear roof area is one continuous pane of glass, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk

The new Model 3 rear roof area is one continuous pane of glass, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Musk said he’s confident the Fremont, Calif., plant can build 500,000 models a year.

“It’s a really good car even with no options,” he notes.

To view a video of the model’s launch, click here.

To learn more about the role glass played in the Model X, read our March/April AGRR™ magazine edition by clicking here and flipping to page 30.

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