This question is really directed towards current Lucid owners. I recently upgraded from the Pure to Touring with the hopes of getting my car this year. i am not a huge fan of the Panoramic glass roof. My current Model S as it and it still gets pretty warm in the summer…If I get the upgrade, I plan to get it tinted with the darkest Cermic Nano tint available. as anyone gotten their glass roof tinted? I would imagine the install would be difficult since the sun visors look to be built into the windshield ( I could be wrong). How is the heat from the glass canopy? Any input would be greatly appreciated….I think the solid roof would take away from the wow factor when you enter the vehicle ☺️
I don't know what year Model S you have, but the updated Model S -- and well as the Lucid Air and the Rivians -- use a new glass that is much more effective than glass from only a few years ago in blocking not only UV but also IR radiation.
We live in south Florida and have had no issues with the glass canopy in our Lucid or the glass roof in our Model S Plaid, even without applying any film. Driving for hours on sunny days in a recent road trip into the Carolinas in 100+ degree heat and sitting for prolonged periods in an airport cell phone parking lot in southwest Florida on sunny summer days we have found the A/C capable of keeping the cabins comfortable. Nor is sun glare through the top of the roofs the problem I thought it might be. (In our 2015 metal-roofed Model S we used the real window mesh sunscreen. I haven't even bothered with one in the new Tesla, despite its full glass roof.)
I don't know where you live, but one of the biggest accessory drains on EV range comes from heating the cabin in cold weather with resistance heating, which is what Lucid uses. If you live in a climate with cold winters, you might be better off with higher A/C use in the summer and less reliance on resistance heating in the winter, when the battery pack is already being taxed by the low temperature.
This is not an argument not to apply a film, which I'm sure would make some difference. My point is rather that the glass as it comes from the factory might surprise you with its performance.