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Cars Stories February 24, 2016

Amazing new aerial pictures of the Tesla Gigafactory suggest lots of activity at the plant – February 2016 [Gallery]

Recent pictures of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada have been scarce since two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an altercation with two Tesla safety managers on the property while they were trying to take pictures. Though we can’t really confirm that this incident is the cause of the recent shortage of […]

Cars Stories June 2, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory update with new aerial shots [Gallery: June 2016]

The pilot plant of Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory 1’ is almost completed and will be officially inaugurated at a special event on July 29.  Pictures of the ambitious facility, which is located east of Reno in Nevada, have been more scarce since two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an altercation with two […]

Cars Stories April 13, 2016

Time-lapse of Tesla Gigafactory construction from July 2014 to March 2016 [Video]

Although far from having completed the project, it’s quite impressive what Tesla accomplished in the Nevada desert in a little less than 2 years – of course that’s with the help of several contractors and its partner, Panasonic. After breaking ground in July 2014, before even announcing a deal with the state, Tesla has now completed […]

Cars Stories April 21, 2016

Tesla Model 3 ‘walkaround’ at the Gigafactory [Video]

It looks like Motor Trend is trying to redeem itself following last week’s Apple car fiasco. The car review magazine managed to convince Tesla to get a few hours with a Model 3 prototype for a photoshoot at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada.

Cars Stories April 14, 2016

Footage from inside Tesla’s Gigafactory and new Elon Musk interview on HBO tomorrow [Teaser video]

While we’ve seen the exterior of Tesla’s Gigafactory from almost every angle – we even shared a time-lapse of its construction yesterday – we haven’t seen much of the interior of Tesla secretive battery factory. A select few local media outlets were allowed to take pictures last month and then leaked pictures gave us a […]

Cars Stories June 29, 2016

Tesla is flying 12 lucky Model 3 reservation holders to the Gigafactory Grand Opening all-expenses paid

The Tesla Gigafactory 1 is the Chocolate Factory and Elon Musk is Willy Wonka! Tesla quietly created a ‘Golden Ticket’ drawing for all the Model 3 reservation holders who placed a pre-order during the first day and randomly selected 12 winners to receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Gigafactory Grand Opening.

Cars Stories February 19, 2016

Recent pictures and updated model of the Tesla Gigafactory 1 emerge

Recent pictures of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada have been scarce lately. We were getting regular updates via drone videos, but those stopped and were even taken down. We can’t say it was the cause, but the videos were taken down not long after two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an […]

Cars Stories June 23, 2016

Tesla will add new section (5th) to the Gigafactory by December, Battery cell manufacturing equipment by July 20th

For the most part, Tesla’s Gigafactory has looked the same from the outside since the beginning of the year. The first phase consists of 4 sections of about 475,000 square feet for a total of 1.9 million square feet. The final version of the building, which should be completed by the end of the decade, […]

Cars Stories June 27, 2016

Tesla gets ~$20 million for the Gigafactory by selling tax credits to MGM Grand Casino [Updated]

When Tesla inked a deal with the state of Nevada to build its giant battery factory near Reno, it was widely reported that Tesla received $1.3 billion in tax incentives. While the deal could be worth close to the amount over a 20-year period, it is not clear how much Tesla is currently getting from […]

Cars Stories June 17, 2016

Panasonic ‘gearing up for significant growth’ at the Tesla Gigafactory, will host a special hiring event next week

While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the Gigafactory for its energy storage division since last year, new battery cell production is expected to be the real hallmark of the giant battery factory and it has yet to happen. Panasonic, Tesla’s strategic partner at the plant, is in charge of the cell production inside […]

Cars Stories July 17, 2016

Tesla sends out ‘Gigafactory Grand Opening’ invites: test drives, factory tours and remarks are scheduled

One of the prizes for the latest round of Tesla’s referral program, which ended last Friday, was an invite for two at the ‘Gigafactory Grand Opening’ on July 29. The invites are now going out with a few more details on the event, as well as a raffle for more invites for Tesla owners.

Cars Stories May 27, 2016

Tesla will hold a ‘Grand Opening’ event for the Gigafactory on July 29

Tesla has been promising a special event to celebrate the opening of its battery factory in Nevada for a while now. Attending the event was even part of the prizes of Tesla’s second round of the Model S owner referral program. Now it finally has a date: July 29th. The company sent out the invitations […]

Cars Stories May 20, 2016

Panasonic says it’s ready to accelerate its Tesla Gigafactory investment to support the Model 3

During the recent conference call with analysts for Tesla’s first quarter 2016, co-founder and CTO JB Straubel said that we shouldn’t focus too much on Tesla’s previously stated goal of 35 GWh of battery cell production at the Gigafactory, and 50 GWh of battery pack output. Straubel said that Tesla was prepared to adjust the […]

Cars Stories May 31, 2016

Tesla could triple the planned battery output of ‘Gigafactory 1’ to 150 GWh, says Elon Musk

During the 2016 Shareholders Meeting today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company could triple the total planned battery output of the Gigafactory to ~105 GWh of cells and ~150 GWh of battery packs – or over 3 times the current total li-ion battery production worldwide. The new potential total capacity would be based on […]

Cars Stories December 27, 2015

First pictures from inside the Tesla Gigafactory emerge

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 […]

Cars Stories December 28, 2015

Tesla passes its state audit for the Gigafactory, earns $9.6 million in tax credits

An audit of the Tesla’s job creation and value of its investment was due on Oct. 1, but Tesla asked for an extension and now the report was finally made available during the holidays. Independent auditors concluded Tesla met all conditions for the first eight months after lawmakers approved the incentive package (Oct. 17, 2014, through […]

Cars Stories May 9, 2016

Panasonic doubled its investment in the Tesla Gigafactory during the last quarter [Q1 2016 Activity Report]

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) published its Q1 2016 Quarterly Activity Report for the Tesla Gigafactory and judged the company’s progress to be satisfactory. You can read the full report embedded bellow. The most interesting bit of information coming out of the report is the fact that Panasonic invested more in the plant during […]

Cars Stories March 19, 2016

Leaked Tesla Gigafactory pictures show Powerwall/Powerpack assembly line and lots of units [Gallery]

  As we reported on Friday, local Reno media outlets were given rare access to the Tesla Gigafactory and we even got our very first glimpse of the manufacturing floor. Though reporters were not allowed to take footage of the assembly line and it looks like all pictures were from the same angle near the […]

Cars Stories March 29, 2016

Cars Stories March 30, 2016

Stunning new 4k drone footage of the Tesla Gigafactory – March 2016 [Video]

Yesterday we shared a few pictures of the Gigafactory taken last weekend by Above Reno, but today we have the full 4k video of the company’s recent flight above Tesla’s battery factory located near Reno, Nevada. You can watch the video below:

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