Saturday December 24, 2016

Tesla's Gigafactory Taking Shape In 4K Drone Footage

It isn’t expected to be finished until 2018, but the complex appears to finally be taking shape. It'll have a huge footprint that will stretch 107 NFL football fields.

Fresh footage by Matthew Roberts, shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone in 4K, shows how far the project has progressed. As expected, there's still a long way to go -- only a handful of the 21 Gigafactory "blocks" have been completed so far. Even so, it's an enormous building that dominates the picturesque desert landscape. When the Gigafactory is complete, Tesla hopes to produce 35 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of capacity each year. That's enough to keep up with its planned production rate of 500,000 cars per year. It'll have a huge footprint, stretching 107 NFL football fields in total.