To get to Tesla’s Gigafactory, take I-80 east from Reno, Nevada, take a right into a sprawling industrial center, then make a left on Electric Avenue. The high desert landscape dwarfs everything, even the vast white building with the red stripe along the top. As you reach the gate with the security guard, the breadth of Tesla’s ambitions becomes clear. Even the name itself suggests more to come: Gigafactory 1.
Bloomberg has posted 13 hi-rez photos of the Gigafactory 1 build that give an inside look at The House That Musk Built. The project is only 14 percent complete and last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced an aggressive new production goal of 500,000 vehicles per year by 2018.
When complete, the Gigafactory will have a footprint of 5.8 million square feet - about the size of 100 football fields.