Last summer, Bob Tregilus captured the first pictures of Tesla's Gigafactory for GTM, after climbing the surrounding mountain ridges to watch construction.
It was only a matter of time before someone got a drone to do the spying work.
This week, footage emerged on YouTube of the Gigafactory under construction. The high-definition clips show different angles of the first building, which Elon Musk says is just a pilot plant one-quarter the size of the final factory.
This is not the full Gigafactory, it is just the pilot plant (1/4 size) https://t.co/gz2EmJkYtm— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2015
When fully completed, Tesla's $5 billion factory will pump out more batteries in 2020 than the whole world was producing in 2013.
The single building is not the most exciting image. But sweeping 4K-resolution drone footage will make anything look cool. Watch it: