It'll be on the same platform as the Model 3 but built 260 miles apart.
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.
Trump isn't the only one tweeting car news.
Musk also says Tesla is planning to build gigafactories in Europe at the earliest convenience.
Tesla claims two journalists from the Reno Gazette-Journal entered the Gigafactory land illegally, then hit and injured two workers before being arrested.
The latest drone flyover of the Tesla Gigafactory shows the rapid rate of construction in just the past few months.
It's funny how the prospect of a $5-billion investment in a state has the ability to focus minds. Take Texas, for example. The Lone Star State has long had laws prohibiting automakers from selling directly to consumers, even if the manufacturer didn't already sell through franchise dealerships.
Next week is Tesla Gigafactory week. The California automaker has a major announcement planned, and it's all about its intention to build a battery factory so large, the company is pulling out the giga prefix. At some point in the next seven days, we expect to hear where Tesla will build the plant, who it will partner with, how it will pay for it and lots of other details.