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A drone flies over Tesla’s Gigafactory and shows important progress: walls are coming up [Video]


A video posted to Youtube today gives us the most recent look at Tesla’s battery factory under-construction in the Nevada desert. For the first time we see the walls of what could become the biggest building on earth. In the latest drone fly-by video, we could only see the barebone steel structure.

The company plans to significantly reduce the cost of batteries through economy of scale by producing 50 GWh of battery packs at the ‘Gigafactory’. Tesla expects to produce the first battery packs at the factory during the first quarter of 2016.

Here’s the video:

Bonus curious coyote at the end!

To get a sense of scale, you can take a look at this comparison of the factory’s size to known buildings.

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  1. skybits - 8 years ago

    Drones are operated by a human. Headlines nowadays are being posted by humans with words that make it sound like the inanimate object is operating by itself.

    • Fred Lambert - 8 years ago

      and does this headline makes it sound like it’s not operated by a human?


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