Tesla patents an even better insulating glazing for the cabin
Tesla has filed a patent detailing a new type of multilayer automotive glass. As the name suggests, this glass uses several internal layers perforated from top to bottom with small holes. The surfaces composing the glass are separated by tiny spaces that are between 0.5 and 6 millimetres thick.
The Californian brand logically wants to integrate this solution into its cars. This will limit external noise and also reduce the workload of the air conditioning system. As a result, a reduced use of air conditioning will preserve the life of the vehicle's battery according to Tesla.
Of course, it is still early to be certain about the effects of this glass on an electric vehicle. They will certainly be positive since the air conditioning system necessarily consumes additional electricity. It remains to be seen whether the gain is significant or not.
We also don't know whether Tesla will implement this patent on its next models, such as the Model Y, the Roadster or the Cybertruck. In the automotive industry, patents very often never come in series production because they are too expensive to implement. It is therefore to be hoped that the solution considered by Tesla is economically viable.
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