While Tesla doesn’t usually allow cameras in their Fremont electric car plant, KPIX 5 took the privilege of an exclusive look inside, a first in five years for a television crew inside the factory. The Tesla car manufacturing plant is gorgeous, high-tech and awesome! A poetry in motion and engineering symphony.
The factory is one mile long and 5 million square foot wide. The crew even needed a golf cart to navigate the whole plant. What they saw before their eyes are robots who work at different stations; at those stations, the robot can do five tasks at once, like welding, riveting, and lifting up a car.
The robots in the plant are considered the largest in the world. They are also named fancily like Cyclops, Thunderbird, and Titan.
What’s more amazing about Tesla plant is that they manufacture their own components from scratch. They start with 20,000 pound rolls of aluminium and stamp them into body panels. They even make the 17-inch dashboard screen and electronics as their cars’ accessories.
The crew, accompanied by Tesla spokesman Alexis Georgeson, also came across customers, detached from their smartphone and cameras, waiting for the cars they designed and purchased to finish assembly. Yup, owners get to design their own vehicles.
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