30 Jul '15, 7pm

Tesla's gigantic factory in California shot in glorious 4K video by a drone

Tesla's gigantic factory in California shot in glorious 4K video by a drone

The Tesla factory in Fremont, California, used to be called the NUMMI plant. It was a very innovative joint venture between GM and Toyota, where both companies learned from each other and worked on shared projects. It is actually the second largest building on Earth by footprint , and like the Tesla Gigafactory which is under construction , just seeing it from ground level really doesn't do it justice. That's why this beautiful drone footage from Stephen Powelson (a former Tesla employee) is so cool. It's also a good reminder that what used to be done by do-it-yourself types in their garages is now definitely going large scale. I encourage you to check it out in full screen at high resolution: A bit eerie how there's nobody around, but that's because this was shot on July 3rd, which was a holiday. But you know what's missing from the Tesla factory? Solar panels on the roof...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/teslas-gigantic-factory-ca...

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