Aerial View Update On Tesla Gigafactory 3 In China: Videos


Progress is mounting as anticipated on Tesla Gigafactory 3 in China.

While the Tesla shorts and naysayers want to prove that the Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China will never come to be, we have new information and aerial footage that goes against that narrative. Honestly, what doesn’t go against the narrative and what has Tesla not been able to eventually accomplish that was once doubted by haters?

It only makes sense that Tesla is pushing hard to get this monumental effort complete. China is a top market for EVs, so to stall would just be senseless. The automaker plans to build Model 3 and Model Y vehicles at the upcoming site in Shanghai, as well as battery packs, of course.

Once the factory is complete, or at least reasonably functional, Tesla won’t have to deal with China’s tariffs, scrutiny, and sanctions. Instead, it will be able to deliver its vehicles within the country rather freely, at least as far as we understand. New information says the factory may be ready as soon as May, though that may seem a bit out of reach.

This is just one of many Gigafactories Tesla plans to construct and operate across the globe. No other automaker is diving into EVs in any way close to that of the Silicon Valley automaker. Its battery factories, charging network, massive production, and delivery efforts prove this beyond any reason of doubt.

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Obviously – Something Needs to happen to Retire the Pollution Production, as we can’t see from one end of the Property to the Other – from the Drone Altitude of 200-350 or so feet up! Tesla likely also needs some (bigger than in Australia) Batteries added to the Chinese Power Grid System, around Shanghai, at least, and some Wind Turbines!

The problem is that the pollution may not be generated around Shanghai. Beijing and Shanghai are often sitting downstream to China’s industrial bases which is where the biggest polluting sectors are. Sure, major cities all generate local emissions. But bulk of that haze are from other industrial activities “upstream”. So, cleaning up the grid around Shanghai won’t be enough.

They need multiple, hundreds if not thousands of those batteries projects. Then again, they should just switch off some of those coal plants first and followed by some of those steel mills and concrete plants.

Then again, an economic slow down naturally reduces some of those emissions.

Let’s not minimize the amount of air pollution from industry. We EV enthusiasts tend to concentrate on the amount of pollution, and greenhouse gasses, which come from transportation and electric power generation, but other industries contribute a significant amount.

The very visible air pollution in China’s megacities doesn’t “drift in” from outside the cities; it’s generated in the cities. That’s why the problem is only widespread inside those megacities, not in other large regions of China.

The coal-burning power plants are only part of the problem.

Much of Eastern China has similar atmospheric dynamics as California. There are atmospheric inversions that hold the pollution down in place in ways that doesn’t happen elsewhere. So, it is not even the absolute amount of pollution that is the issue there. There is no way to dissipate whatever gets settled in place. Same reason why LA has such bad air quality even though LA doesn’t really generate significantly more pollution than say New York. For such places which are so sensitive to pollution, EVs and solar/wind are really critical technologies.

I don’t know if it’s pollution, I lived in Pismo Beach up on the hill for a couple months and couldn’t see the Ocean before noon ever.

I think there are good chances, that the pollution is caused by coal fired power plants. The type of electricity generation, that is still predomimant in china. So electric vehicles might be useful inside big towns, but on sites like this one they wont help against pollution.

I think it’s just rain…

In other Chinese ev vehicle news, while others were going all, place popular last name of female singer here, over Nio, I urged caution, it just did not smell right. Anywho:

Hart do say for now whether it’s just a temporary delivery slump (Chinese EV market is generally unpredictable), or whether they seriously overestimated their market potential… The former would be a minor snag; the latter would be existential.

Chinese Björn? 🙂

Video needs a warning for anyone listening with headphones, nearly fell off my chair!

Edit: Both videos! Fool me once…

I loved the sound track!

Wow, an “F” for editing of this very amateurish video. It should be edited down to maybe 1/4 the length it is, and they need to dump the sophomoric “swooshes” every time there is a swipe to a new scene.

But I appreciate IEVs keeping us appraised of the progress in constructing the Shanghai Gigafactory! 🙂