New Drone Footage Shows off Tesla's Impressive Fremont Factory

Tesla is seriously scaling up the former Toyota site. The plant is currently producing about 200,000 units per year.
Jessica Miley

Tesla is ramping up Model 3 production at the Fremont factory and new drone footage shows what has been happening at the plant. Tesla launched an expansion plan for the factory last year that will result in almost doubling the size of the existing factory to reach a staggering 9.9 million square feet.

The largest of these new additions appears to be the automated storage and retrieval system. One of these was completed last year and from the looks of the latest drone footage another has popped up on the other side of the factory. 

If you are curious for a look, the system can be seen at the start of the video and again at 2:18. Tesla bought the Fremont site from Toyota back in 2010. 

Since then, the plant has become central to Tesla’s production. It is thought to represent a large part of Tesla's reported $8 billion in property and equipment assets. The plant is currently producing about 200,000 units per year, but Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has stated in the past he hopes this can get closer to 600,000 units per year. 

Musk has also stated the plant has the potential to reach 1 million units per year. But this number is unlikely to be reached anytime in the near future considering Tesla’s fairly slow start to the production of the Model 3. This great drone footage shows just how determined Tesla is to fulfill their production promises.