Huge Tesla Gigafactory gets drone flyby treatment [UPDATE]

That Battery Plant Is Really, Really Big. It's Also Quite Large.

UPDATE: Turns out, this isn't even the full Gigafactory. As Elon Musk recently Tweeted, "This is not the full Gigafactory, it is just the pilot plant (1/4 size)."

In case you were wondering, the upcoming Tesla Gigafactory is seriously huge. A new video shot from a drone shows the progress of the construction the battery plant outside Reno, Nevada. From this video, taken in glorious 4k resolution, it is becoming apparent just how large this building will be with its two tall floors and enormous footprint. If one puts the video into full-screen mode and takes advantage of the high definition, it's easy to compare the size of the structure with the tiny-looking construction equipment around it.

As of about a month ago, Tesla had spent over $62 million on the Gigafactory and is now hiring a lot of different positions to get the plant up and running by the end of 2016.

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