Latest Tesla Gigafactory flyover video reveals newly built sections [May, 2017]

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    Following our recent report that Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 was issued a new permit for the construction of a $28M “Section G”, an updated flyover video shot on May 4 reveals just how quickly the footprint of the plant continues to scale.

    Gigafactory 1 located outside of Reno has already spent over $1 billion in construction costs since 2014, and expected to spend billions more as the massive battery factory expands beyond its 1.9 million square feet footprint.

    “We are still less than 30 percent done. Once complete, we expect the Gigafactory to be the biggest building in the world.” said Tesla early this year when it announced that 2170 battery cell production had begun at the plant. The new high performance cylindrical battery cells were initially produced only for use in Tesla’s Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy products, but later extended its use to the Model 3 battery pack, also being produced at the Gigafactory.

    With roughly two months remaining before Tesla’s highly anticipated Model 3 launch event arrives, one can expect the Gigafactory to have already begun fine tuning the production line for the vehicle’s battery modules, as well as the motor and drivetrain assembly, which Nevada governor Brian Sandoval revealed would be produced at the Gigafactory.

    When complete the massive factory is expected to cost upwards of $5 billion and support close to 10,000 jobs, up from a previous estimate of 6,500 jobs. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said during a company’s earnings call that plans for a second, third and fourth Gigafactory will be announced by the end of the year.



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  2. CINEMATIME

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    And not one single window in sight. Then Musk claims he does not abuse his workers but wants them to slave for long hours in a windowless dehumanising box.
     
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    The new section is at the northern side, and apparently they also added parking at the south?
     
  4. James Rowland

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    Windows wouldn't do any good in a building that size. Neither would skylights, given that there's more than one floor. Mounting solar panels instead does at least mean the air in Nevada can be a little cleaner, though.

    Anyway, gigafactory is no more "dehumanising" than, say, the Boeing factory. If you want to work under the sky, pick a different career.
     
  5. Mark Schaffer

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    THIS is your criticism? Really?
     
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    What, that not putting windows in his battery factory makes Musk a cruel employer who dehumanises his workers? Cinematime seems to think so, though I'm going with no it doesn't (for reasons already stated.)
     
  7. Mark Schaffer

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    It is interesting how anonymous posters with no actual time inside a facility seem to know everything about the conditions isn't it?
     
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    Thousands of jobs ... literally into the tens of thousands of jobs ... seems like better careers and better family lives than coal or oil or gas. Yet the government is "ring through the nose" obedient servants to the fossil fool lobbyist money.
    Much as I look forward to the solar and the batteries, I agree the design needs natural light -- windows and skylights -- and there's clearly issues with working conditions (parking, commuting, as well as the work itself.)
    Not that I'm trusting of billionaires or corporate executives (just based on collective track record, not envy of wealth) if there's a ceo on the planet likely to say "spend the money on the workers" I think it's Elon Musk.
    Not to say that Google isn't equal to Tesla (though only one of those two companies can land a space ... : ) but we can see the auto industry is based on slave labor and anti-union policy, and Apple relies of slave labor and child workers in squalid conditions.
    Let's not so much complain about Tesla as demand other employers come up to the standard Tesla has already achieved and then demand they all waste no time in improving the life of the workers bringing the world clean energy and zero pollution transportation.
     
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    I'm sitting in a large office with conference seating for 8-10 and two huge south facing windows filled with green foliage that used to be spring blossoms, but I'd trade it for a spot at Tesla any day. Living your dream is what counts, not the luxuriousness of your office.
     
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