Tesla Gigafactory: Latest Progress Update via Aerial Shots (Video)

MAY 21 2015 BY MIKE ANTHONY 16

Tesla Gigafactory Progress 5/18/2015 1

Video screenshot of Tesla Gigafactory progress.

Seen here is the latest progress of Tesla’s Gigafactory. Go ahead and select the 2160p 4K quality option. 

These shots are captured with a very high quality aerial drone and this is believed to be the first ever gigafactory-related video captured in 4K.

We should point out that the Gigafactory seen in this video is what’s referred to as the pilot plant.  It’s only 1/4th the size of the full Gigafactory that will be realized at a later point in time.

On a side note, to us the video sends a very positive and powerful message.

Click here to see the previous Gigafactory progress update.

Below is the video description:

“The first 4k ultra-high-definition video of the Tesla Gigafactory. 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.

To ensure safety this video was recorded while no workers were present and from over one mile away with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone utilizing GPS. The drone was in constant visual contact as well as maintaining an altitude of not more than 400 feet above ground level.

Another video screenshot of Tesla Gigafactory progress.

Another video screenshot of Tesla Gigafactory progress.

Source: Reno Sparks Tahoe Homes

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16 Comments on "Tesla Gigafactory: Latest Progress Update via Aerial Shots (Video)"

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Lensman

Thanks to InsideEVs and Mike Anthony for keeping us updated on this project!

I realize that seeing and reading details about construction of the Gigafactory isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that when it comes to building large-scale structures, one construction project looks much like another. But I for one would like to see an update every month or so, at least until the Gigafactory is producing cells and battery packs that are actually being used in Tesla cars.

MTN Ranger

Even more impressive is that the video shows only 1/4th of the total buildout.

no comment

it is a very barren and foreboding landscape.

i must say, there is a measure of brilliance in the selection of nevada over texASS as the site of the gigafactory. aside from a few communities on the california border, and wendover, nevada is a dirt poor state. if the gigafactory becomes an anchor for economic development in the area, elon musk will go down in history as having “made” the area; and not to mention, making musk even more wealthy in the process. if he had selected a location in texASS, it would have still made an economic impact, but in relative terms the impact would be much greater in nevada than it would have been in texASS.

no comment

one thing that i like about elon musk is that he comes up with crazy ideas that other people hadn’t considered…then everybody end up thinking that they were great ideas after they pan out.

miggy

Looks like it is two levels, does it ever rain in Nevada? or is this in their summer as it look very dry.

Lensman

The whole state is pretty dry, which is why it’s so sparsely settled. Annual rainfall for nearby Reno is 7.48 inches.

no comment

that whole area of the country is pretty dry. southern california is very dry and it is quite heavily populated. it only looks green because of irrigation.

Anon

Looks perfect for both solar and wind energy sources…

Mister G

GO TESLA GO..stick it to the fossil fuel economy.

Jouni Valkonen

it is just insane that Tesla has pushed the price of batteries to level that is cheaper than gasoline and cheaper than grid electricity in most part of the world.

I guess that if Tesla wishes to answer the demand of batteries, by 2025 Tesla needs to have constructed about 100 gigafactors.

Mister G

Yes Elon Musk is the Thomas Edison of our time.

1) I didn’t know this was just a pilot plant.

2) I wish the person would have flown the drone inside of the building 🙂

Nix

Pilot plant == 250 Megafactory?

Lensman

The plan is for the Gigafactory to produce 50 GWh of batteries at full production, in 2020. So the current construction area should provide 20% of the planned full capacity (or perhaps 25%, as this article claims), which is still in the GWh range, not mere MWh.

no comment

how do you display the 4k version of this video?

cowboynidaho

once i start to see the solar panels go up on the roof then you know it is getting closer to the finish line. talking about solar panels why wasn’t the solar panels put up first off to the side so that way all the construction could of been done off the grid and a lot more green.