First Look Inside Tesla Gigafactory – Video

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 63

Tesla Gigafactory Tour

Tesla Gigafactory Tour

Reno Gazette-Journal (RGJ), along with a few other local media outlets, had the opportunity to tour Tesla’s Gigafactory, provided that they followed this list of restrictions:

  • Not showing the faces or names of any company employees. The handful of employees giving the tour asked to be referred to simply as a “Tesla spokesman.”
  • Only taking photos or video from one spot inside the gigafactory, with free reign to photograph from the roof or the outside of the building. A spokesman said that was to protect the proprietary equipment being used and installed at the facility.
  • No live video, audio or photos could be disseminated during the tour.
  • During the bulk of the tour inside factory, Tesla employees transported the news crews’ photography equipment.

RGJ says that only 14% of the factory is complete and notes that it’s not expected to be finished until 2020, a full 3 years behind Tesla’s original completion date of October 2017.

Quoting a Tesla spokesperson:

“We are just getting started. What you will be seeing is a lot of construction vs operations.”

Tesla says that it’s “…excited to finally share something of substance with the community,” so that’s why tours were given.

Additionally, RGJ adds:

“No lithium-ion battery cells are being manufactured at the site yet. Instead, they are shipped in from Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant to be fitted inside Powerwalls and Powerpacks used for home storage, a Tesla spokesman said. Cell production, as well as the battery packs for the cars, are expected to begin this year.”

More details at the source link below.

Source: RGJ

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63 responses to "First Look Inside Tesla Gigafactory – Video"

  1. Michael Will says:

    Reporting to be 3 years behind schedule – preparation for another short cycle ? May not work out this time tho, good luck 🙂

    Tons of happy model X owner reports in the owner groups, lots of people saying they will reserve model 3… Momentum is on their side.

    Disclaimer: long TSLA and SCTY and SEDG

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Shorting TSLA, are you sven?

        1. sven says:

          Getting paid to troll, are you Pushmi-Pullyu?

          1. Michael Will says:

            I read that one and if you read it closely he is unhappy about a specific service centers performance and it is being rectified by tesla.

            1. sven says:

              You should closely re-read his first comment. He was also unhappy about the reliability of the Model X, because of all the things that were broken prior to delivery and that broke right after deliver. He said: “At this point I regret purchasing the Tesla as I am not sure it is going to be a reliable car.”

              He said:
              – His first delivery was delayed “because a computer module had to be replaced. It was causing the lights to flicker.”

              – Ten days later, during his rescheduled delivery he “found some minor problems but in all it was ok.” But after “all the paperwork was signed,” the delivery specialist told him he “wasn’t going to be able to take it [home] as they found a cracked charging port.”

              – Ten days later on his third delivery attempt, he couldn’t take delivery at the appointed time because the car needed a software download. After about three hours of waiting, he finally took delivery of his Model X and drove off.

              – Right after he took delivery, he found out that one of the “minor problems” that he discovered during his second delivery attempt wasn’t fixed. He said: “Even though I had reported the problem with seal leaking around driver’s window it still wasn’t fixed.”

              – One day after he took delivery, the driver’s door broke. He said: “the driver door wouldn’t stay closed, the lock wouldn’t engage.” It turns out his Model X had a “faulty locking mechanism and [the Service Center] would have to order the parts. This means another ten days without the car.”

              That’s 30 days of waiting to fix everything that was broken on a brand new Model X. All these issues were the fault of the Tesla factory and Model X’s build quality, and were not the fault of the Service Center’s performance.

              The Model X owner then said: “I have had many expensive cars during my life, none was $155k, but several over $100k. I have never regretted those purchases. I don’t even remember having to take any of these in for repair accept [sic] for normal maintenance and service recalls. At this point I regret purchasing the Tesla as I am not sure it is going to be a reliable car. Where we had a buyer for our Jaguar XJ8 I decidedi today not to sell it as I can’t afford to be without a car.”

              1. PeterK says:

                Sven, it’s well known that the early Model X production runs have had teething issues and that they slowed or stopped to regroup and address them, so what’s your point?

                In this case those issues were amplified by poor customer communication and service from one single Tesla service center that appears to be temporarily without a manager. Very unfortunate for him, though I wouldn’t order one of the first few hundred cars of a new model from a company growing 70% per year if I lived 65 miles from the nearest service center. But it looks like he’s now getting things addressed.

                I had some minor issues with my early production 2013 Model S but the service I received was far better than the Audi, Honda and Volvo dealers I’ve dealt with over the years. This case is an unfortunate aberration, as Consumer Reports owner satisfaction surveys have shown. And before you jump on the CR reliability score, note that it dropped because of early Model S issues, and yet is still above Mercedes, Infiniti, Cadillac and other US brands.

                1. sven says:

                  PeterK said: “so what’s you’re point?”

                  I was just responding to Michael Will’s disingenuous response that the Model X owner in the link I posted was “unhappy” solely because of a “specific service centers [sic] performance.” The owner clearly stated in the link’s first comment that he was unhappy with the apparent reliability of the Model X, due everything that was broken on or wrong with his Model X upon delivery.

                  Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining. I don’t like it when people whitewash the truth, and put their spin on it. I want the unvarnished truth. I’d rather hear about both the good and the bad, to get an accurate and complete picture.

                  1. floydboy says:

                    Judging from your consistently negative postings regarding Tesla, The “unvarnished truth” seems to be the LAST thing you’re looking for.

                    1. Rick Danger says:

                      Yup. Sven always makes sure the negatives about Tesla get aired.
                      He’s as reliable as that old sports injury that always lets you know when it’s going to rain.

                    2. sven says:

                      Thanks to my old sports injury I always know ahead of time when I have to put towels on the second row seats of my Model X because as we all know, with Falcon-wing doors, when it rains, it pours. 😉

                2. ModernMarvelFan says:

                  “yet is still above Mercedes, Infiniti, Cadillac and other US brands”

                  Really? Where was Buick?

                  Is Buick a Chinese brand now? LOL.

              2. Someone out there says:

                Wow, that is really bad! First impression is very important, you would think that Tesla would take special care about the extra costly, limited edition founders edition of the car to make sure everything is OK when they leave the factory. They really messed up this time!

                1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

                  Amazingly enough, you can find similar reports about every single mass produced car, no matter how cheap or expensive. That’s the reason there are “lemon laws”.

                  In the real world, entropy happens. Things go wrong, they break down. Communication between customer and service center sometimes fails. Only a Tesla basher with some sort of axe to grind against Tesla, or a hidden agenda, would claim this is something extraordinary, or copy-and-paste a laundry list of complaints from one single customer and claim this is a reflection on the entire line of cars.

                  Let’s remember that, according to Consumer Reports’ survey, Tesla Motors has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any auto maker: 98%. And — Hello! — that does mean two percent aren’t satisfied.

                  Amazing how math works, innit? 😉

                  1. Someone out there says:

                    Let’s also remember that the same Consumer Report withdrew its recommendation for Tesla since there were so many people that had problems with it, including themselves.

          2. Anon says:

            Thought that was your job?

          3. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

            sven said:

            “Getting paid to troll, are you Pushmi-Pullyu?”

            Seriously, you’re gonna go there?

            I make a lot of positive comments about Tesla, because they deserve them. I also sometimes make negative comments, when I think they’re appropriate.

            Contrariwise, you make only negative comments about Tesla. It seems rather clear that you have some sort of hidden agenda, either motivated by money or politics, against Tesla.

            So just who is the troll here, dude? Which one of us is posting deliberately inflammatory comments for the purpose of disrupting on-topic conversation?

            Hint: It ain’t me.

            1. sven says:

              Pushmi-Pullyu said:
              So just who is the troll here, dude? Which one of us is posting deliberately inflammatory comments for the purpose of disrupting on-topic conversation?

              That would be you. You’re the troll. You started it all by posted: “Shorting TSLA, are you sven?” That’s an inflamatory, trolling comment that disrupted the on-topic conversation. It’s your usual name-calling M.O. that adds nothing to the conversation.

              My comment “Not everyone is happy” and link to support my comment was on-topic and non-inflamatory.

              And FYI, I don’t “only make negative comments about Tesla.” See the comment I made to Anthony at the bottom on this thread defending Tesla.

              1. Big Solar says:

                waa waa waa, I wish you two would shut the f)(K up.

    1. Rebel44 says:

      “3 year late” is info from incompetent journalist – plans for Gigafactory to be completed were AFAIK always for 2020

      1. sven says:

        Nope, as recently as one year ago Tesla said the completion date for the Gigafactory was late 2016 or early 2017.

        Here are Tesla’s comments from 4/2/15:

        “‘We’re ahead of schedule,’ Ricardo Reyes, Tesla’s communications chief said in an interview last week, noting it changes between on-schedule and ahead-of-schedule, depending on the week. ‘Support is up, beams are up. Things are going very, very well.’”

        “When asked for a more specific date for the Gigafactory’s completion, Reyes said late 2016 or early 2017.”

        http://www.thestreet.com/story/13099716/1/teslas-gigafactory-ahead-of-schedule-amid-nagging-valuation-concerns.html

        1. floydboy says:

          Are you referring to the first phase that many have alluded to, or are you merely being ‘too cute by half’ in inferring that they actually meant the entire Gigafactory would be completed in 2016?

        2. +1 to sven for the link above, and giving the shaft to these shills.

        3. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

          Citing another case where a reporter obviously got it wrong only shows that lazy reporting is all too commonplace. In the news media, the motto is “We don’t need your report to be right; we need it by 5 PM!”

          Again, sven, it looks like you’re posting things that you know perfectly well aren’t true, in order to disrupt on-topic conversation here. You’ve been following this story long enough that surely by now you know Tesla’s plan all along has been to start production at the Gigafactory this year or next, with completion of the full-sized factory not scheduled to occur before 2020.

          It’s the mark of a Tesla basher to not-so-subtly insinuate that the Gigafactory project is years behind schedule, when it’s actually ahead of schedule!

          And here’s an article talking about Gigafactory production starting in 2016, instead of the originally planned 2017:

          http://solarlove.org/tesla-gigafactory-now-schedule-2016-not-2017/

          Note the inclusion of an official Tesla PowerPoint slide from 2013 mentioning the Gigafactory, and indicating the Gigafactory will ramp up to supply 500,000 cars per year in 2020.

          So how about it, sven? Are you gonna keep posting this counter-factual anti-Tesla propaganda? Or will you man up and admit you’re entirely wrong here?

          1. sven says:

            @Trollmi-Trollyu & fanboyfloyd

            Tesla’s original plan was to construct a full-sized Gigafactory (the whole building) by late-2016/early-2017 that would have unused capacity when it opened, but Tesla expected to quickly ramp up production capacity over the next three years to meet its forecast demand for powerwalls and 500,000 EVs by 2020.

            Tesla originally planned to build the whole building (full-sized Gigafactory) in one shot, but then changed its mind and decided to build the Gigfactory piecemeal instead. This change in plans to a modular construction approach in building the Gigafactory had the effect of moving the completion date back three years, and changing the construction schedules. I recall that Tesla also decided to increase the planned size of the final full-sized Gigafactory by a whopping 40%, which obviously would also have the effect of pushing back the completion date.

            InsideEVs source article in the Reno-Gazette Journal even directly quotes the Tesla spokesman saying during the Gigafactory tour that Tesla changed its plans from a constructing the “whole building all at once” to constructing it in a “modular fashion”!!! The following three paragraphs are directly from the RGJ article:

            About 14 percent of the total expected factory space is constructed. The full project is expected to be completed in 2020, a Tesla spokesman said. That’s an adjustment from the original construction schedule that pegged a completion date in October 2017.

            “Originally, we were going to build the whole building all at once, but that didn’t make a lot of sense,” a spokesman said. “We needed to begin producing faster.”

            “We are stepping into it in modular fashion so that as we build we can learn from what we’ve built,” he added.

            http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2016/03/18/get-sneek-peak-inside-teslas-reno-area-gigafactory/81978520/

            Please note that neither I, nor the RGJ ever stated that construction was “behind schedule.” The RGJ did state that the completion date was pushed back from October 2017 to 2020, and referred to this as an “adjustment from the original construction schedule.” In other words, Tesla changed the construction schedule when it switched to a “modular” approach to building the Gigafactory, and is on-schedule or ahead-of-schedule based on the new revised construction schedule.

            So how about it, Pushmi-Pullyu? Are you gonna man up and admit you’re entirely wrong here?

            1. sven says:

              I found Tesla’s original “Gigafactory Projected Timeline” chart on TeslaMotors.com. It clearly shows that the “Facility Construction” (Gigafactory building) is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.

              http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/gigafactory_timeline.jpg

              https://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/gigafactory.pdf

              1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

                sven:

                One of those two links is a link to the same thing I posted earlier. And now you’re trying to use that to support your argument? Seriously?

                But now I see this is a semantic argument over your mis-use of the phrase “completion of the factory”.

                “Please note that neither I, nor the RGJ ever stated that construction was ‘behind schedule’.”

                Honestly, I don’t understand why people are willing to state such obvious lies in Internet posts. Anyone can scroll up and see what you posted which set off this entire argument:

                “…as recently as one year ago Tesla said the completion date for the Gigafactory was late 2016 or early 2017.”

                No, Tesla said no such thing. Actual completion of the factory would involve completion of the production equipment to be installed inside. You’re trying to characterize completion of the shell, merely building the walls and roof, as if that is actual “completion” of the factory. Your own link shows that “production launch and ramp” wasn’t scheduled to start until well into 2017… but since the project is ahead of schedule the plan is now to start sometime this year.

                As you yourself said earlier, sven: Don’t pee on my leg and try to tell me it’s raining. You deliberately set out to drag useful discussion here off-topic into multiple pointless arguments. You did that not just once, but multiple times. Not only that, you upped the ante by handing out pejoratives such as “troll” and “disingenuous” to anyone who has an honest disagreement with what you posted.

                Congratulations, I guess. Everyone should have something they do well.

                1. sven says:

                  Nope, Tesla’s original “Gigafactory Projected Timeline” chart clearly shows the facility construction (Gigafactory building) being completed at the end-of-2015 or beginning-of-2016 with no further construction taking place. The chart shows production equipment being installed over the course of 2016 and finishing at the begining of 2017. Then production ramps up.

                  http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/gigafactory_timeline.jpg

                  The Tesla spokesman at the tour of the inside of the Gigafactory was quoted as saying:

                  Originally, we were going to build the whole building all at once, but that didn’t make a lot of sense,” a spokesman said. “We needed to begin producing faster.”

                  “We are stepping into it in modular fashion so that as we build we can learn from what we’ve built,” he added.

                  http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2016/03/18/get-sneek-peak-inside-teslas-reno-area-gigafactory/81978520/

                  The spokeman’s statement about Tesla “originally” planning to “build the whole building all at once” matches what’s shown in Tesla’s original “Gigafactory Projected Timeline” chart, where all construction is completed by the end-of-2015 or beginning-of-2016.

                  Tesla then changed its mind and decided to build the Gigafactorhy in a modular/piecemeal fashion, and moved back the scheduled completion of construction to 2020. It couldn’t be any clearer. Case closed.

        4. Big Solar says:

          Sven, who gives a s***? Why dont you find something better to do with your energy? Take up smoking or skydiving or something. Such a waste of space here.

          1. Anon says:

            Yup. He also seemingly forgets other details, like the fact that the final size of the building has increased by 35%, since those early statements were made.

            Whatever Sven. 😛

            1. sven says:

              It was actually 40%, and I did remember it and included it in my comment above.

    2. richard765 says:

      I expect Tesla to be out of business before this plant is completed.

  2. The Language Nazi says:

    “Free reign”. Really?

    Rain (weather), rein (horse), reign (King).

    You decide!

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Even still, the editing at RGJ is better than the reporting. Remember, this is the newspaper from whom two reporters decided to climb over a fence and past “NO TRESPASSING” signs onto Gigafactory property, so they could sneak around and take pictures of a property which gives guided tours upon request, and then when chased by onsite security, allegedly ran into or ran down a security guard with their car — twice!

      http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/

  3. MikeM says:

    “This webpage has content that requires the “Adobe Flash Player” plug-in”.

    I realize insideevs only infrequently posts videos in this format.

    Just FYI: There are many of us who refuse to install this bug-insecurity-and -secret-tracking-cookie-infested piece of s–, er- I mean Propietary Software.

    Open standards rule!

  4. Three Electrics says:

    I was hoping to see something special, but what I got was something that looks like a Walmart operations center. That said, it’s much, much bigger.

  5. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    The article says:

    “RGJ says that only 14% of the factory is complete and notes that it’s not expected to be finished until 2020, a full 3 years behind Tesla’s original completion date of October 2017.”

    Well, every newspaper article reporting on something of which I have personal knowledge got some of its facts wrong. Looks like this is the one for this article. The reporter has confused the planned date when cell manufacturing is scheduled to start in the pilot plant, with the planned date for full production at the completed full-sized Gigafactory.

    As I think most InsideEVs readers know, the Gigafactory project is said to be ahead of schedule.

    1. sven says:

      Pushmi-Pullyu, it appears that you also get “some of your facts wrong” in your comments. It looks like for this comment you got the “original completion date” for the Gigafactory wrong.

      Tesla’s comments from 4/2/15:

      “‘We’re ahead of schedule,’ Ricardo Reyes, Tesla’s communications chief said in an interview last week, noting it changes between on-schedule and ahead-of-schedule, depending on the week. ‘Support is up, beams are up. Things are going very, very well.'”

      When asked for a more specific date for the Gigafactory’s completion, Reyes said late 2016 or early 2017.

      http://www.thestreet.com/story/13099716/1/teslas-gigafactory-ahead-of-schedule-amid-nagging-valuation-concerns.html

      1. EV Driver says:

        Umm… that is a quote from The Street, which is absolutely not a credible news source. Did Tesla confirm that quote anywhere in an official press release?

        1. sven says:

          TheStreet is not a credible news source? Really?

          Did Tesla demand a retraction for quoting an erroneous completion date by their communications chief?

          You want me to find out if Tesla confirmed the quote in an official press release? Is the Google broken on your computer. If yes, then try using Bing.

          1. EV Driver says:

            I must have missed all those pulitzers The Street has won over the years.

            1. sven says:

              So now you’re backtracking and raising the bar from credible news source to Pulitzer Prized winning news source? Oy vey! So I guess InsideEVs is not a credible news source in your eyes since Jay doesn’t have a mantle full of Pulitzer Prizes yet.

              Can you please give me some examples of TheStreet publishing demonstrably false news stories, or is the Google on your computer still broken?

          2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

            sven said:

            “TheStreet is not a credible news source? Really?”

            sven, I don’t know what yardstick you’re judging “credible” by. It’s an investor site, which means anything posted there has a certain degree of bias; there’s no pretense at objectivity. Is TheStreet any more credible than other investor sites, such as Seeking Alpha or Motley Fool?

            Even reporters for real, credible news organizations get their facts wrong sometimes. Even the New York Times; remember Broder’s infamous and factually sloppy (to be kind) report on his mid-winter Model S test drive?

            “Did Tesla demand a retraction for quoting an erroneous completion date by their communications chief?”

            First of all, it wasn’t a quote. It was a paraphrase. Now, which is more likely: That Tesla has been lying all along about the completion date for the Gigafactory, or that this reporter didn’t take sufficiently accurate enough notes?

            So your argument boils down to “I’m sure that’s right because Tesla didn’t demand a retraction”? Do we really need to point out the fallacy there? ::facepalm::

            Demanding retractions for what’s posted online at investor websites would be a full-time job for more than one person! It would also be pointless. There’s a rather vast credibility gulf between what’s printed in a major newspaper, and what’s posted online at TheStreet.

            1. ffbj says:

              Consider the source. For instance the phrase: “I heard it on the Street,” Which implies at best a sort of an in the know kind of thing, and at worst a completely non-credible source.
              The Street is Jim Cramer, they hate TSLA as a company and give it a D+. They have been incredibly, horribly, and consistently, wrong about Tesla, even though Cramer owns one.

              Bottom line editorial comments, stories concerning Tesla from the Street, lack credibility. Though as a whole I would not endorse nor condemn them, “The Street”.

        2. realistic says:

          EV Driver
          Ummm… that article was posted by Chris Caccia, the most prolific pro-TSLA author at The Street or any other so-called “investor” site.

          Don’t believe it? Post a quote from Caccia that shows a drip of TSLA skepticism. please.

      2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        So tell us, sven, do we really need to point out to you that you’ve cited a paraphrase, not a direct quote, and that you’re trying to use an obvious blunder, a confusion over dates by a the reporter, to support your counter-factual bashing of Tesla Motors? I think you’re just playing dumb here. Cluelessness isn’t your problem.

        And you’ve cited the exact same wrong info twice, now, to support your untruthful bashing.

        You’ve got some nerve accusing me of being a troll, dude.

        1. sven says:

          Read my comment above, dude.

          The Reno-Gazette Journal source article has direct quotes from Tesla’s spokesman during the tour of the inside of the Gigagactory:

          “Originally, we were going to build the whole building all at once, but that didn’t make a lot of sense,” a spokesman said. “We needed to begin producing faster.”

          “We are stepping into it in modular fashion so that as we build we can learn from what we’ve built,” he added.

          How exactly is Tesla going to switch from building “the whole building all at once” to building it in a “modular fashion” without pushing back the completion date?

          Are you saying both reporters from TheStreet and the Reno-Gazette Journal got the dates confused and incorrectly paraphrased Tesla executives? It sounds like you’re the one who’s just playing dumb here.

          http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2016/03/18/get-sneek-peak-inside-teslas-reno-area-gigafactory/81978520/

          1. Big Solar says:

            all this arguing over whether or not the completion date gets pushed back? Who gives a crap. So what if it does? So what if it moves ahead, (that is a possibility).

  6. Michael Will says:

    Hence my short comment.

  7. Jim Whitehead says:

    Insideeves guys: if you are using Adobe FLASH, Please remove it. Steve Jobs said Apple will never use Flash, as its a big security risk. The giants like Amazon and Netflix had to replace it.

    When I last used Flash, I often got attacked within an hour. (If they continue to use Flash here, I will have to go elsewhere for video).

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Just as a note on the video format. It isn’t one we typically run…it is just the only format available at the moment in this case.

    2. pjwood1 says:

      ..been getting shockwave errors, for months. Acute to Inside EVs.

      1. Anon says:

        Update. There is a new Adobe Patch for Flash.

  8. Breezy says:

    It’s not behind schedule, but it is only a pilot plant.

  9. Anthony says:

    The weirdness of this press event is off-putting from a pro-EV point of view.

    I would expect this long list of weird rules (e.g. Tesla employees carrying journalist equipment around the plant to make sure they don’t surreptitiously take photos) for someone who I thought who was shady (e.g. Faraday Future). Not Tesla, who I expect to be on the level and more open.

    But it seems like Tesla has become less open as of late. In the last conference call, Elon flat-out refused to answer a number of questions. Its not a good sign to fans and investors that you clam up right when things get tough (more competition, more stress on the company in terms of getting their mass market product out the door).

    1. sven says:

      To be fair, Tesla owns the building, but its joint venture partner, Panasonic, owns the battery production equipment. Panasonic, not Tesla, was probably the one that prohibited photos of the battery manufacturing equipment and layout, because it didn’t want competitors to gain any insights into their manufacturing process and secret sauce (production secrets).

      Likewise, last year when Toyota unveiled the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) to reporters at a factory in Japan, it also took their cameras away. The TNGA was as much about a new production engineering system as it was a new vehicle architecture that shared more parts. Toyota didn’t want the reports to take any pictures of its new production processes and new production equipment.

      A reporter at the TNGA unveiling said:
      “I wish I could show you pictures, but Toyota guards production secrets more than other car companies guard their clay models, and a ban against any recording devices was strictly enforced this time.”

      http://dailykanban.com/2015/03/toyotas-tnga-tps-2-0/

      1. Anthony says:

        Thanks for helping to put this more in context sven.

      2. GeorgeS says:

        @Sven
        “To be fair, Tesla owns the building, but its joint venture partner, Panasonic, owns the battery production equipment.”

        Yes and one would think we would have reports of all the manufacturing equipment going in but we don’t.

  10. Model S says:

    The making of the history!

  11. floydboy says:

    I hope they have ‘ludicrous speed’ golf carts in there, because I would hate being the guy who has to deliver that part from one end of the building to the other when this thing is finished.

  12. Compumagic says:

    URL for video please?

  13. GeorgeS says:

    I read all these interesting comments between Sven and PMPU. A very good discussion I must admit but I think I side w/ Sven. It is pretty clear that Tesla is behind their original schedule. They are now targeting the 2020 end point for full deployment of the “14% factory”.

    IMO of course.

  14. ffbj says:

    What’s the Buzz Tell me what’s a happenin…