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Tesla Gigafactory Grand Opening On July 29

Originally published on CleanTechnica.

The Grand Opening event for the first Tesla Gigafactory will be taking place on July 29 — at the facility location just outside of Reno, Nevada.

The news comes to us following the receipt of email invitations sent to Tesla owners who took part in the company’s Referral Program and managed to sell 5 or more Model S sedans between November 1 and December 31, 2015.

Teslarati provides more:

Those that received the invitation late Thursday evening quickly took to social media to share the exciting news with the rest of the Tesla community. Kushari one of the referral contest winners posted a short video highlighting the notice that he received from Tesla about the upcoming Gigafactory Grand Opening event.

Earlier this year local media outlets in Reno, Nevada were given a rare chance to take a peek inside the Gigafactory. Motor Trend was also recently granted the rare opportunity to visit the $5 billion, but more importantly be one of the first media outlets allowed to spend time with and capture footage of the Model 3 prototype in action. This upcoming invitation to the Gigafactory Grand Opening party on July 29 will be the first time Tesla opens it doors to the general public.

Here’s a screen cap of the email (thanks to Kushari for this):

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Given the way that the Tesla Model 3 reveal ended up exceeding expectations ,I’m a bit curious how the Gigafactory event will go….

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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