Even though Tesla has been producing stationary energy storage products at the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada for a few months now, we haven’t had the chance to see any pictures from inside the plant since the walls of the first section of the factory are up.
Today we get our first modest look via professional photographer James Lipman’s Instagram (first spotted by Evannex).
You might be familiar with Lipman’s work since we featured some of his pictures before, but his work also appeared in popular car magazines such as Top Gear, Car, Evo and others.
Lipman also lists Tesla as a recent client, which would explain why he was given access to the Tesla Gigafactory. Drone footage and other “spy shots” have stop emerging since a photographer from the Reno Gazette-Journal was arrested on the site after trespassing and allegedly running over Tesla security personals.
Here are the pictures from Lipman’s Instagram:
Tesla is calling the factory in Nevada the “Gigafactory 1” since it intents to treat it as a product and eventually to have several other Gigafactories. The company is reportedly in talks with German officials over building ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Germany.
It’s safe to assume that Lipman’s presence at the Gigafactory wasn’t to post some pictures to his Instagram and that we should see some officials photos from Tesla in the near future.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company plans to host a launch event for the first part of the factory in April 2016. We recently reported that the structure on site is only a fraction of the company’s planned total footprint, which could be almost 40% larger than expected.