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Published on January 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan


Breaking! Tesla Gigafactory 3 Groundbreaking In China In A Few Hours — UPDATED

January 6th, 2019 by  

Updated videos and tweets being added continuously as they come in:

We have been obsessively tracking the progress of Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China — thanks in large part to info our friend Vincent on Twitter gathers. Now he has news that Tesla is about to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Gigafactory 3 (GF3) in 7 hours.

As you can see in the tweet, Elon Musk has arrived in China for the ceremony.

As we collect more information — most likely from Vincent — we’ll update this story.

As a reminder, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y will initially be produced at GF3, perhaps as early as the end of 2019. For much more background on the giant battery and electric car factory, scroll through our GF3 archives.

UPDATES: We have a few new tweets from Elon about the news:

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