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I have an Ocean One reservation. Got an email from Fisker this morning describing the roof options and have a question: has the company indicated that the Ocean One / Ultra will be available WITHOUT the SolarSky roof? I keep the vehicle in the garage, and the additional energy from the solar panels is, at least for me, mostly a gimmick. I would strongly prefer the open sky retractable glass roof instead of the solar roof. After years of having panoramic glass roofs, I cannot imagine going back to a dark cabin. Hoping against hope that this is something that can be de-selected in the Ocean One.

SolarSky – standard on the Fisker Ocean One and Extreme : Photovoltaic solar panels integrated onto panoramic glass roof with power sliding glass panel

OpenSky – standard on the Fisker Ocean Ultra: Panoramic glass roof with power sliding glass panel

BigSky – standard on the Fisker Ocean Sport: Panoramic fixed glass roof with dark see-through tint
 

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I agree about the low value of the solar panels for a car that sits in my garage most of the day when not in motion. Whoever planned this...don't they have garages, covered parking, parking decks, carports, etc. where you are? Those all have roofs overhead! Why do they possibly think the car would be exposed to sun for that much time beyond the trip to the store, office, etc. and back? Anyway and however, I just saw a post on another site that points out there is no mention of any sliding shade for the Open Sky version on Ultra. I want to be able to close it completely...no overhead light at all and a tint film would have to be a solid if that's the only solution...hope not.
 

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I just saw a post on another site that points out there is no mention of any sliding shade for the Open Sky version on Ultra. I want to be able to close it completely...no overhead light at all and a tint film would have to be a solid if that's the only solution...hope not.
Having lived with the Model 3 panoramic glass roof in Houston for nearly four years, I can personally attest that there is very minimal heat that enters the cabin from the roof even on the very sunniest of days. (It is actually the windshield that needs clear, IR film to keep the heat out, the roof is all good.)
 

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SolarSky – standard on the Fisker Ocean One and Extreme : Photovoltaic solar panels integrated onto panoramic glass roof with power sliding glass panel
Congratulations on the Ocean One reservation
It's one of 5000 Ocean Ones that will be made probably from Day 1 manufacturing and they're meant to be all the same.....
much easier for Magna Steyr to make them identical

P.S. You're still getting the panoramic roof
 

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Having lived with the Model 3 panoramic glass roof in Houston for nearly four years, I can personally attest that there is very minimal heat that enters the cabin from the roof even on the very sunniest of days. (It is actually the windshield that needs clear, IR film to keep the heat out, the roof is all good.)
Thanks and I appreciate the feedback. I think my current location is more intense with typical triple digits in the low to mid teens in the summer. And, fairly confident my dermatologist will tell me to have a solid overhead cover one way or the other.
 

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P.S. You're still getting the panoramic roof
Perhaps I am confused about the "panoramic roof" nomenclature. The Solar roof is a retractable glass roof with integrated solar panels. Based on the photos that Fisker has revealed, these are not transparent solar cells (such things are available but not shown in the photos). So the only way to allow light into the cabin is to have the roof open to the sky. Am I misunderstanding the configuration?
 

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Thanks and I appreciate the feedback. I think my current location is more intense with typical triple digits in the low to mid teens in the summer. And, fairly confident my dermatologist will tell me to have a solid overhead cover one way or the other.
BUT...if they don't introduce a light color interior other than sheer white, the roof won't matter anyway. I'll be elsewhere.
 

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BUT...if they don't introduce a light color interior other than sheer white, the roof won't matter anyway. I'll be elsewhere.
Personally I have never found that the dark interior is a big issue. I have all black (the launch interior for the Model 3) in a very hot region and I have found that (a) the seats tend not to get much hotter than the cabin, (b) the cabin overheat protection keeps any of it from getting above 104 degrees anyway, (c) the cabin preconditioning is easy enough to turn on ("hey siri, turn on Tesla air conditioning") and it is all good by the time I get to the parking lot.

My 2 cents. Your preferences may vary.
 

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Personally I have never found that the dark interior is a big issue. I have all black (the launch interior for the Model 3) in a very hot region and I have found that (a) the seats tend not to get much hotter than the cabin, (b) the cabin overheat protection keeps any of it from getting above 104 degrees anyway, (c) the cabin preconditioning is easy enough to turn on ("hey siri, turn on Tesla air conditioning") and it is all good by the time I get to the parking lot.

My 2 cents. Your preferences may vary.
We don't have any info on Ocean having a preconditioning system yet. But, as to preferences, dark interiors to my eyes are drab, cheap, and claustrophic feeling. I have two cars now both with different versions of light tan leather. That's as dark as I am willing to go. Purely subjective choice but it's where I land. But, pure white is ridiculous outside of a museum piece that no one sits on.
 

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Perhaps I am confused about the "panoramic roof" nomenclature. The Solar roof is a retractable glass roof with integrated solar panels. Based on the photos that Fisker has revealed, these are not transparent solar cells (such things are available but not shown in the photos). So the only way to allow light into the cabin is to have the roof open to the sky. Am I misunderstanding the configuration?
@BayouCityBob I agree with you solar roof is retractable glass roof with solar panel integrated as seen on the photos from Fisker. Concerning Ultra version it is without solar panels only retractable and it is OK for me but I would like to know if that mean that the "California mode" is included? :unsure:
Somebody knows?
 
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