01 August 2016 at 1:13 GMT
When you find yourself in the middle of the Nevada desert, on a 100-degree day, you wonder: who in the world would build something here? Elon Musk, of course, writes Jordan Golson. Golson is in the city of Sparks, outside of Reno, because of Musk's dream – his "Master Plan" for Tesla. He's staked his entire company (and much of his net worth) on a single, enormous building here: the Gigafactory. Tesla's Gigafactory is perhaps the best example of the literal scale of Elon Musk's ambitions. When the factory is complete, it will be the largest building in the world by footprint and, if all goes to plan, will eventually churn out enough batteries to supply 150 gigawatt hours of batteries a year.
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