About 14 percent of the Gigafactory in Nevada has been built so far. At 5.8 million square feet, it will be a building with one of the biggest footprints in the world. Tesla hide caption

toggle caption Tesla
A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/474346868/474725641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan in Hawthorne, Calif., on Thursday. Justin Prichard/AP hide caption

toggle caption Justin Prichard/AP
A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/472640001/472640002" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A handout picture made available by SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 rocket landing upright at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX successfully returned a rocket to Earth following Monday's satellite launch after two earlier attempts failed. SpaceX/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption SpaceX/EPA/Landov

New autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Beck Diefenbach/Reuters/Landov
Self-Driving Cars Hit The Streets, Sort Of
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/448840733/448840734" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft break apart shortly after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 28. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Monday the failure of a steel strut likely caused the rocket to explode. John Raoux/AP hide caption

toggle caption John Raoux/AP