Tesla Gigafactory 3 in China shows first completed building in latest drone
February 5, 2019  Simon Alvarez


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Gigafactory 3’s most recent drone flyover

The construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is starting to see
some serious progress. As could be seen in a drone flyover of the site
during the Chinese New Year, most of Tesla’s 864,885-square meter plot of
land appears to be ready for construction. An initial building that appears
to be a temporary structure has also been completed, and a separate area of
the site has been overlaid with concrete as well.

The recent drone video was posted on Chinese social media by the 42HOW group
and shared on YouTube by Tesla owner-enthusiast Vincent Yu. Over the course
of the nearly two-minute clip, several angles of Gigafactory 3’s land were
emphasized, particularly the first building on the site, which is already
equipped with several air conditioning units. 

Since the facility’s groundbreaking ceremony last month, work on Gigafactory
3 has proceeded at a rapid pace. Barely a week after the ceremony, for one,
images from the Tesla community emerged depicting numerous trucks and heavy
equipment moving dirt from the site. In the recent drone flyover, work on
the land appears to have been paused, though this might very well be due to
one of China’s most important holidays — the Chinese New Year. With this in
mind, it would not be surprising if later drone flyovers of the site would
show renewed activity once more.

Tesla is following an incredibly aggressive timeframe for Gigafactory 3.
Elon Musk noted that the facility’s initial construction is expected to be
completed this summer. The production of electric cars — the first of which
would be an affordable variant of the Model 3 that would be sold on the
Chinese market — is expected to begin by the end of 2019. This timeline was
addressed by Elon Musk during the fourth quarter earnings call, when he
noted that the buildout of Gigafactory 3 would be “extremely fast.”

“So it basically would be — this will be extremely fast. I get like daily
updates of progress of the Shanghai Gigafactory, and those factories are
going to go up like lightning. So, we do feel quite confident at this point,
at least for the factories that are in our control, that we can achieve
volume production in Shanghai by the end of the year. And that should allow
us to get to the 10,000 vehicles a week rate or very close to it by the end
of the year,” Musk said.

While undoubtedly ambitious, Tesla’s timeframe for Gigafactory 3 is actually
quite feasible, especially considering that the company enjoys the support
of the Chinese government. Part of this support became evident in the
initiatives being placed to help Tesla acquire loans from local banks, as
well as the involvement of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co.,
Ltd, a subsidiary of China Construction, which is owned by the government.
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