See Tesla’s massive battery factory under construction

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Tesla is moving incredibly fast getting its massive battery factory built, and plans to have batteries made there as early as 2016 for its Model S and Model X cars. Showing off how much has already been built at the site, Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson snapped these photos on a recent tour of Tesla’s massive battery factory, which is under construction outside of Reno, Nevada.

Investor Steve Jurvetson standing inside the under construction Tesla battery factory, outside of Reno, Nevada.

While there have been other photos taken recently of the outer structure of the site, these are the first available that show images inside the construction, as well as the factory’s sheer scale.

Tesla investors and execs standing on the roof of the battery factory. Tesla investors and execs standing on the roof of the battery factory.

Tesla CTO JB Straubel is a core member of the founding team at Tesla, and is the project lead on the battery factory (pictured close up below). Tesla needs the so-called “gigafactory” to reduce the costs…

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