Tesla Doesn’t Want You to Wear Sandals at Gigafactory Grand Opening Party

Elon Musk once said that Tesla Motors is good at throwing a good party. But then again, the invitations sent to those chosen to attend the Gigafactory opening party on July 29 specify that no sandals or flip-flops are allowed on the site. Boo and hiss!
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Photo: Tesla Motors Club
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Jokes aside, the invitations for the Gigafactory opening specify many other details about the event. From my point of view, Tesla Motors went to such lengths because the American automaker was bombarded with many complaints from invitees after the Model X and Model 3 unveil events.

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.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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