Now the world’s most valuable carmaker, Tesla has dramatically shaken up the world of driving.
Despite initial struggles, the company now has record demand for its electric cars and is racing to scale production accordingly; enhancing processes, fine-tuning automation and building its Gigafactories with astonishing speed.
Tesla bought its first factory from General Motors in 2010 and quickly transformed the facility into one of the world’s most advanced automotive plants. In the decade since, the firm has quickly expanded in the US with large custom-built car, battery and solar panel plants – or “Gigafactories” – in Nevada and New York, and has recently broken ground on a further facility in Texas.
Electric-car giant Tesla is in high-demand – but how does it build its “gigafactories” so quickly? We explain.
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Narrated by Fred Mills.
Additional footage and images courtesy of Tesla, Audi, Electrek, Katerra, Texas Terafactory, Tobias Lindh and WU WA.
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