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Latest Tesla Factory Flyover Video Shows New Buildings – Video

2 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Tesla’s manufacturing plant in Fremont, California was recently featured by the California Phantom, which earlier also¬†recorded some Gigafactory footage.

Tesla Factory – Fremont, California (source: California Phantom)

This huge facility was established in 1960 by GM and called Fremont Assembly. Production was shut down in 1982 and the plant was idle through 1984, when GM and Toyota launched a joint venture – NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.). This rebirth/partnership ended in 2010.

Tesla began production of the Tesla Model S in 2012, following by production of the Model X and currently also the Model 3.

Total peak capacity of the facility was estimated at 500,000 units annually when operated as NUMMI.

The video also contains Elon Musk’s comments about the business.

“Welcome to Tesla Factory in Fremont, California; birthplace of the Model S, Model X and soon to be Model 3. While admittedly the video is short, I believe that I captured the essence of this wonderful site; especially the delivery/release of a Model S to a customer. Hear Elon Musk describe in his own words about work ethics, principles, attitude and failure.”

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6 responses to "Latest Tesla Factory Flyover Video Shows New Buildings – Video"

  1. Scott Franco says:

    I saw some new construction when I went by the factory last week (that I didn’t see in the video). It really gives you an idea of the sheer scale of the factory.

    When I see this, I am reminded of Howard Hughes. In his most creative phase, Hughes built like this, on a grand scale, with huge properties with multiple buildings and manufacturing. He was also like Elon in that he was always thinking on a far larger scale than anyone around him.

    1. Paul says:

      The EM-HH analogy is quite apt but rather disconcerting too.

  2. ffbj says:

    Cool, I was thinking about linking to that, but no need, as insideev staff is always on.

    Bloomberg says 40 million Tesla’s on the road by 2040. I think I would double that.

  3. speculawyer says:

    Tesla should install solar PV on the roof if for no other reason than good PR. To save costs, they could use suboptimal reject PV panels from their Buffalo factory if they get it up & running. Fremont has great weather for solar PV.

  4. Nick says:

    Toyota basically gave Tesla this factory. I find that very interesting.

  5. Craig Capurso says:

    Still no solar panels????????????

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