Skip to main content

Stunning new 4k drone footage of the Tesla Gigafactory – March 2016 [Video]

Gigafactory march 2016 video

Yesterday we shared a few pictures of the Gigafactory taken last weekend by Above Reno, but today we have the full 4k video of the company’s recent flight above Tesla’s battery factory located near Reno, Nevada. You can watch the video below:

The video shows little progress on the exterior of the building itself, at least since the aerial pictures we published last month, but Tesla seems to have been working on the area around the plant and obviously, much of the work is done inside as Tesla prepares the factory for the start of battery cell manufacturing later this year.

A recent leak gave us our first look at the Powerwall/Powerpack assembly line.

The factory is still under construction and currently only the first phase is up with an 800,000-square-foot footprint and 1.9 million square feet of space. Once completed, the Gigafactory is expected to have a total operational space of about 13 million square feet.

Here’s the video:


An update to the first 4k ultra-high-definition video of the Tesla Gigafactory video seen around the world in 2015: Located 15 minutes East of Reno, NV the Gigafactory is growing at a steady pace and helping fuel the strong economic recovery in Northern Nevada. Filmed using a DJI Phantom 4 (available on Amazon:

Many are looking to relocate to Reno due to the abundance of jobs created by this project as well as other large businesses investing billions of dollars in the area. If you’re considering relocating to the Reno area, take a look at their strong economic trends here:

For information regarding job opportunities at the Tesla Gigafactory visit:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.



Avatar for Fred Lambert Fred Lambert

Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek.

You can send tips on Twitter (DMs open) or via email:

Through, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas.