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Behind The Battery Boom

Behind The Battery Boom

After years of anticipation, the Tesla gigafactory opened just outside of Reno in 2016. In this series, KUNR explores everything from hiring efforts, the evolution of battery technology, infrastructure and workforce challenges for the region, and more. Our reporting on Tesla earned a 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow awardfor best small market radio news series from the Radio Television Digital News Association.