How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada

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Tesla’s first Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada, has a well-documented place in the company’s history, both for how it helped Elon Musk ship his first mass-market electric car and because production problems there nearly doomed the automaker. But what’s been harder to come by is an account of the impact the factory has had on the town it was built for — until this week, that is. USA Today’s The City podcast spent an episode vividly retelling how Tesla’s first Gigafactory came to Reno with a deep dive into the way it’s changed the city.

It’s a timely piece of journalism. On the same day that the episode and its companion piece were published, Tesla announced that its fourth Gigafactory will be built outside of Berlin, Germany. Tesla is close to…

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Author: Sean O’Kane