The two screenshots to your right come courtesy of the peeps at the Tesla Motors Club forum and the specifics are pretty straightforward. Arrive at the Sparks, Nevada facility at 5 p.m. for the check-in, have fun on a factory tour or test ride between 6 and 9 p.m., chow something and drink some bubbly from 6 p.m. onward, keep quiet when Elon Musk starts to make his remarks at 9 p.m., then have more fun for the rest of the night.
But as I’ve stated beforehand, “closed toed shoes must be worn.” That said, the Gigafactory opening isn’t the same thing as the Gigafactory going online.
During the Annual Tesla Shareholders Meeting, chief executive officer Elon Musk and Tesla Motors CTO J.B. Straubel made it clear that cell production will begin later this year. If Elon Musk isn’t bluffing (like he often does), the planned output of the Gigafactory 1 facility could triple.
Also during the Shareholders Meeting, Elon Musk said that production could go up to approximately 105 GWh of battery cells and close to 150 GWh of battery packs. As a brief refresher, Tesla’s ambitions in building battery cells are supported by the Panasonic Corporation. The cells, for example, will be produced by “impressive machines” designed by the Japanese conglomerate.
Oh, and another thing. Word on the street is Elon Musk will reveal something about the long-awaited Model 3 during the Gigafactory Grand Opening.