Elon Musk has lofty ambitions for Tesla during the next few years.
By 2017, the company aims to begin production of its more affordable Model 3. And by 2020 it plans to ramp up production to build as many as 500,000 vehicles per year, an ambitious goal considering the company currently only produces about 50,000 vehicles a year.
For any of this to be possible, though, Tesla must first complete its Gigafactory, a giant battery plant appropriately located in Sparks, Nevada on Electric Avenue.
While the plant isn’t expected to be complete until next year, Tesla and Musk have already revealed quite a few details about the factory that are pretty mind blowing.
Here’s a look at the 12 most incredible facts that have been revealed about the Gigafactory so far.