An aerial photo of the Reno Stead Airport served as the template for the official Gigafactory rendering on Tesla’s website. Says who? Nobody, but these images speak for themselves. Does this mean the airport is a shoo-in for a Tesla factory site? No, but certainly Reno has been a consideration from day one — and day one is an important day for any concept, yes? If the factory does come to this property, there’s a cool back story. A team of daredevil engineers used the airport for multiple attempts at launching a massive balloon dubbed “Earthwinds Hilton,” aiming to circumnavigate the earth. All attempts failed, but the spirit of pushing boundaries could live on via Musk.
Anyway, compare the images below. Random coincidences, all? Not a chance.