Telsa unveiled its highly-anticipated Model 3 electric car earlier this month. As everyone is excited about the company's latest electric vehicle, ever wondered the mass producing this car is going to require a ton of batteries.
Telsa is building the world's largest battery factory, known as the Gigafactory located on Electric Avenue in Sparks. This factory will open in 2017 and reach full capacity by 2020, which will help the company produce 500,000 electric cars per year.
Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million-square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation." This factory will eventually make more lithium-ion batteries in a year than what did in 2013 in the entire planet.
The 5.5. million-square-foot Gigafactory will have the largest footprint of any building in the world, and in terms of volume it will be the world's second largest factory, followed by Boeing's Washington facility.
Tesla claims that its factory will be powered completely by renewable energy covering its entire roof by solar panels. Have a look at the gallery below to see how the construction of $5 billion building is going on.