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Watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla’s giant new factory that is definitely not a supervillain lair

Tesla Gigafactory Launch

Despite his plans to nuke Mars, Elon Musk is definitely not a supervillain. Nope. And the factory he’s building in the desert, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Blofeld’s lair, is not a supervillain lair.

Don’t believe me? Well, you can watch Elon’s launch event live tonight, but really, there’s nothing to see.

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The Gigafactory is Tesla’s completely legal plan for world economic domination (of the car industry). With Tesla needing to produce half a million electric vehicles by 2018, Tesla needed a giant new factory to handle production, particularly of battery packs. The Gigafactory is the result — a building that will be 10 million square feet when it’s finished, and capable of pumping out millions of batteries a year.

For the grand unveiling tonight, Musk has flown in the world’s press and a bunch of loyal customers to cut the ribbon. There’s also a decent chance we’ll get a newer look at the Model 3, specs of which are still a little unclear.

The livestream will be up some time this evening on Tesla’s website. Given the Western time zone, it’s a good chance that proceedings won’t get underway until 10 or 11PM EST.