Video: Just like the massive Apple Campus 2, Tesla Motors’ US$1bn battery-building Gigafactory is under construction — out in the
Fallout wastes Nevada desert, rather than in the heart of Silicon Valley — and the building process looks like it’s well under way. A drone enthusiast took the opportunity to take a look at the nascent plant, and filmed the entire thing in 4K.
Shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone and onboard 4K camera, this two-minute clip gives you at least some idea of the massive future size of the Gigafactory. Here’s the thing, though — according to Tesla boss Elon Musk, this video only shows the current build status of the pilot plant, itself only a quarter of the actual size of the factory:
This is not the full Gigafactory, it is just the pilot plant (1/4 size) https://t.co/gz2EmJkYtm— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2015
As a bonus, here’s another drone vid of the Gigafactory. Enjoy!