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Inside Tesla Fremont

Join us for a trip inside the Tesla Factory in Fremont, Calif.

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Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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Welcome inside Tesla Fremont!

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This 5.3-million-square-foot facility was formerly a joint effort between Toyota and GM.

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Now, it's where every Tesla Model S and Model X are manufactured.

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In fact, both cars roll off the same assembly line.

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And soon, the Model 3 will as well!

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The 1,200-pound battery pack is lifted by robots.

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It's screwed in place by hand.

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Chassis are carried by above.

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Nearly all the components are assembled in-house.

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Mostly aluminum, the components are stamped and assembled in-house.

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