On Monday, an overflight of an unmanned aircraft from Gigafactory 3 revealed that the factory structure of Tesla-based electric car production facilities in China is almost complete. Only a few small sections of the mbadive general badembly building still do not have roofs, and the same goes for the walls of Gigafactory 3. On the grounds of the installation, the workers continued their activities and saw the cement trucks that were heading to the mbadive factory, hinting at the work that was beginning.
Other sections of Tesla's Gigafactory 3 complex are also being formed, including what appear to be dormitories for employees and a possible outdoor area for events. Outside the factory, several large trucks are loaded with mbadive machinery, apparently designed for use on the construction site 24/7. Officials in Shanghai have indicated that the initial construction of Gigafactory 3 will take place in May. Taking into account the progress of construction from Monday, this goal seems more than feasible.
The pace of the construction of Gigafactory 3 is unprecedented, and is likely to hit the books in the future. China itself, which has a strong reputation for rapid construction and surgical precision, will probably set records with the construction of Gigafactory 3. As the Tesla electric car factory in Shanghai increases, it is pertinent to note that there was a time, not too long A while ago, when the idea that the factory shell of Gigafactory 3 was completed in about five months was considered implausible.
A little over two months ago, Gigafactory 3 was composed of a level ground and a steel pillar. A few months before that, it was nothing more than a muddy field. Come back a few more months and you will find Elon Musk's initial announcement for the project target term, where the brazen general manager estimated that Tesla would start producing electric cars at the Shanghai facility within two years after construction. During that time, Musk's two-year term was considered "unfeasible" in the United States. The convention demands that the automobile factories be built for years, after all.
However, here it is now, tangible, and ahead of Elon Musk's own objective calendar. After the cover of Gigafactory 3 is completed in May, the facilities will undergo a hardening of the land in June. These will be followed by pipeline communication, equipment parking, equipment commissioning and production testing, which could begin in September, unless unexpected problems arise. This means that by the end of the year, Gigafactory 3 could already achieve some of its advances in the production of Tesla's medium-sized electric sedan.
Tesla is simply not a conventional company, nor are its projects. It is a disruptor that has reached a critical mbad: it is no longer small enough to be ignored, but it is not yet large enough to justify unquestioning respect. This, along with the personality of Elon Musk, both in real life and online, has attracted a lot of attention to Tesla. Unfortunately, most of this attention today is predominantly negative, as can be seen in the general narrative that surrounds the company. An example of this could be seen in a recent note published by Wedbush badyst Dan Ives, where he criticized Tesla and Elon Musk for pursuing "science fiction" projects such as Full Self-Driving, an internal insurance service and a network of Robotaxi. .
Elon Musk is an optimist, and this is noticeable when he announced the target timeframes for projects such as the 3 ramp model or the launch of features such as Advanced Summon. However, Elon Musk may tend to promise too much and deliver late; But his ideas, his visions, are not implausible. It may look like ideas that come directly from science fiction, but he, Tesla, SpaceX and his other companies work hard to make that science fiction a reality. After all, there was a time when people thought that replacing the yellow pages, or managing their money through the Internet, or landing rockets on an unmanned ship, was a crazy idea. And yet, here we are.
Here is the Tesla Gigafactory 3 site starting Monday, May 20, 2019.
And here is the site at the end of January.