Highlights from Tesla’s Gigafactory Media Event

Tesla kicked off its Gigafactory Tour on Tuesday, July 26 with a media event. We’re providing the best curated Tweets from today’s event followed by a live Tweet from the official Gigafactory Grand Opening party scheduled for this Fiday, July 29.

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July 25: Tesla Gigafactory Media Event (Pacific Time):

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: Arrival at the Gigafactory and intro
  • 12:30- 2:30 PM: Exterior and Interior tours
  • 3:00-4:00 PM: Remarks and Q&A with Elon Musk and JB Straubel
  • 4:15/30 PM: Shuttle departs Gigafactory


We’ll provide an update in a follow up post with results from the Q&A

Elon Musk and JB Straubel take the stage for Q&A

Alongside Elon and JB is an executive from Panasonic.

Q&A with Elon Musk & JB Straubel coming up

Tesla Gigafactory robots in action

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Tesla continues its expansion on the Gigafactory as seen at outer areas of the main plant where steel construction beams are being put into place.

Tesla describes their relationship with Panasonic

Media was chaperoned to a no-photography-allowed section within the plant that housed proprietary equipment from Panasonic.

Tesla is already assembling Powerwall units

Area within the Gigafactory where battery cells will be produced

Water treatment facility located on the east side behind the main entrance to the Gigafactory

The Gigafactory looks small by comparison to its expansive surroundings

Tesla’s Gigafactory occupies a relatively small footprint within the overall 3200 acres of land purchased


Miniature models of the Gigafactory office space and production floor

A model of the Gigafactory is seen in the lobby showing robots in action on the production floor.

A “you are here” label reveals that the current size of the Gigafactory is only 14% of what it will ultimately be.

Entrance to the Gigafactory


Tesla giving test drives in a Model S P90D before taking groups to tour the interior of the Gigafactory

Greeted by a beautiful Tesla Model 3 at the entrance of the Gigafactory

Media making a pitstop at the security gate on Electric Avenue before heading into the Gigafactory

New aerial photos of the Gigafactory taken on Sunday, July 24 shows a security guard shack located on the main road leading into the property.


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