Posted on January 01, 2015 by Matt Pressman
Happy new year!!! As you might have the day off today, I decided to dedicate a blog post to my favorite behind-the-scenes documentaries produced at the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA. I've done two in-person factory tours there and each one was equally fascinating. But, if you can't make it out there, no worries... I've compiled some of the best footage available to date so you can get an inside look at what goes on inside the Tesla factory.
If you haven't caught (or DVR'ed) this most recent Science Channel "How it's Made Dream Cars" Tesla Model S documentary, I've found a version online for your viewing pleasure. Although other prior documentaries feature some outstanding footage, this most recent special presents more detail about the electronics, dashboard assembly, and building (and assembly) of the motor and inverter. Enjoy...
Okay... now you're ready to "geek out" even more, and we've got another three-part series of mini-docs featured by Wired. These are short videos but chock full of great content.
This is (by far) our favorite video. I consider this Megafactories documentary the grand-daddy of them all -- some of this is out-dated, but, NatGeo really provides a deep dive into the process early on at the factory. If you haven't seen it, it's an absolute must.
Update! On 4/15/15 the Wall Street Journal filmed a great overview of the X-Men themed Tesla factory robots in action, a must-see short video...