A new drone video features a high-speed tour of Tesla’s first European car factory, which opened to much fanfare in March.
Located near Berlin, Germany, and employing around 10,000 people, the Giga Berlin facility will produce around half a million Tesla Model Y vehicles annually once it is operating at full capacity.
The stunning video (below) explores multiple locations — including parts of the assembly line — inside Tesla’s gleaming facility, which reportedly cost more than $5 billion to build.
According to Electrek, crack drone pilot Ferdinand Wolf operated the drone. The Skynamic team member used a small cinewhoop-style quadcopter for the fly-through, a versatile aircraft designed especially for the kind of tight spaces and sharp turns that feature in the Giga Berlin video.
The fly-through ends with a dramatic aerial view of Tesla’s sprawling site, which covers an area of about 1.2 square miles.
In a separate clip (below) shared by Wolf on social media, viewers are treated to a drone’s-eye view of the moment Tesla chief Elon Musk performed broke into a surprise dance at the factory’s launch party a few weeks ago. It also shows Wolf piloting the diminutive quadcopter using a first-person-view headset and controller.
Unlike many of the awesome fly-through videos that have hit the headlines over the last year or so — like this one of a bowling alley in Minneapolis and another of Manchester City’s soccer stadium — Wolf’s video inside Tesla’s new factory features several scenes edited together rather than one continuous shot, but it’s no less impressive.
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