Tesla Flips the Switch on the Gigafactory
The Gigafactory has been activated.
Hidden within the country east of Reno, Nevada, wherever cowboys gamble and wild horses still roam-a diamond-shaped factory of outlandish proportions is emerging from the sweat and guarantees of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. It's referred to as the Gigafactory, and Wednesday its 1st battery cells are rolling off production lines to power the company's energy storage product and, shortly, the Model three auto.
The start of mass production could be a huge milestone in Tesla's quest to electrify transportation, and it brings to America a manufacturing industry-battery cells-that's long been dominated by China, Japan, and South Korea. more than two,900 people are already working at the 4.9 million square-foot facility, and more than 4,000 additional jobs (including temporary construction work) will be added this year through the partnership between Tesla and Panasonic