Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers rare look inside Model 3 factory

Published on Apr 13, 2018
The pioneering electric car company Tesla has suffered a series of very public challenges since the beginning of this year. Its high-profile CEO Elon Musk called this a period of "production hell." Most of the troubles revolve around the company's Model 3 sedan, its first mid-priced, mass-produced electric car. Musk takes "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King on a tour of his Silicon Valley factory. It is the first time network cameras were allowed inside the production line.
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  • Thank god robots are not scheduled to take over within five years, now it's seven years! Phew!

  • messy

  • Elon Musk is the future entrepreneur blueprint.

  • Some media claimed also that Tesla employes got no salary anymore.

  • It's a bad sign when the CEO is micro-managing to an extent of sleeping over in a conference room. It means the CEO doesn't have enough trustworthy subordinates to allocate the workload. Bad sign for Tesla.

  • “Management by wandering around”

  • Tesla should hire some "Factorio" Experts, they would fix their conveyer belt problems in hours :D

  • Elon looks tired

  • Elon is just as well a genius as absolutely cool. 😎

  • She is so mean!! Leave Elon alone he is the greatest mind of our time!

  • He’s the GOAT. I love that people doubt him when he’s continuously proved them wrong every time.

  • I heard a lot of racism goes on in his company so i wouldnt spend my money on his stuff.

  • On a personal note, I sent him an Email when he was just starting his sports car devision he personally answered it. And explained he was trying to earn enough money to launch a affordable car anyone could buy. I'd like to see this taken a futher step cars that cost less then 10k to buy made of plastics and fiberglass, no fancy electronics just a basic people mover. These types of car could be made as ownership rentals. You keep and use it but if your on a long trip you can pull off to a swap station change cars with a full charge, or swap your power pack and finnish your trip. Swap stations could be all over. You could pay an anual fee for use of the service, you dont have to matain the car its all done for you. This could work for any model any where in the world. No more renting cars when you fly from one state to the other or international travel.

  • Is Elon Musk a Robot?

  • 5:00 No wonder his credit status got downgraded lol

  • Face the fury eyes front

  • I really hope these giant auto makers trying to get a piece of the cake like Porsche don't push Tesla out. Tesla took the risk and pioneered this all electric charge station ecosystem with auto pilot. They deserve the success.

  • I don't hold him to his lack of achievement in keeping up with his promises. Not everything is under our control and things will sometimes go not as planned. But it's the fight that matters and Elon is nothing short of that. You could tell from his face, he's quite sleep deprived and deteriorating. Yet, he keeps fighting. He's definitely a great leader in our modern day world, one who's worth following.

  • I think this interview was made because of that april fools joke.

  • He needs to play *Factorio*

  • It’s nice to see a successful man be stressed on camera once in a while. Good for him.

  • lighten up

  • You can tell he hasn't been sleeping

  • The truth is computers will never have a mind of their own.... Even complex machine learning algorithms will never produce a self-conscious machine.

  • a old guy at fab shop always use say don't forget calculate the contour of the earth.he was ship builder

  • solar powered sand buggy

  • how bout 4*4 pick up truck

  • Because I'm 24, I'm very embarrassed to say this for a 46-year-old man, but he's so attractive to me.

  • TESLA has no auto-pilot. Just paying for hype. All other companies (BMW, Mercedes, Lexus,etc) have better auto-pilot than Tesla

  • Omg

  • I can Smell the Desperation all the way thru this Computer and I am 12 states away. ..

  • elon is great

  • Looks like you need a little lean manufacturing training. Along with some quality engineering. I’ll be happy to help.

  • Perhaps he should show people around the Model Three that they ordered years ago.

  • Its all trial and error it happens to everyones ideas/visions. Elons vision will be the future just wait.

  • 3:28 "I Like It Cold!!!"

  • This guy has a work ethic that is so impressive that it is a bit funny. I can just imagine walking into the conference room and seeing one of the most rich and intelligent men on the planet, sleeping on a couch. And he's so chill with it that it cracks me up.

  • hes goin bust.

  • As usual the media is ragging on Tesla. Tesla will some day be the worlds largest automaker.

  • Elon musk is the bomb. He does not need to change anything about his process.

  • Who came here from go-fund me

  • Showers on site

  • Oohhh you mean the factory that Elon Musk can't run because he's bankrupt?

  • Come on Elon! I’m waiting for the future!

  • He is the Edison/Ford/Hughes of our time. He is changing the world.

  • Elon Musk is a fraud

  • Correction: The Model3 was unveiled in 2016, not July 2017.

  • One shift ??? 400 a day ?

  • I work in marriage at a GM plant .

  • And meanwhile at the ford and g.m plants............ Crickets

  • Lol good job my man and yes its really obvious

  • I love this guy

  • I'm impressed... Felt he was quite open and honest about what his concerns are.

  • Elons problem isn't the fact that his product sucks. His problem is that his investors are forcing him to build his product from a simulated best case scenario situation. Not only is it dangerous to exclude human evaluation from your creation, you essentially are building your item from a cost benefit analysis. When you are building/producing from a technical point of view, it leaves the personal/human element out of the equation. If your product is intended for human consumers, ideally you would need human evaluation on all phases of development. Machines/A.I. can only build through specs that are based off of scenarios that are rational...from a numbers game, which can lead to calamity. If you build from the view from a father who has to transport his wife and children's point of view, then you have a safe product. I hope one day he can avoid the MSM ideals and go toward the ways of tesla.

  • How can a little boy like this be so damn rich? He is not impressive. His face looks like it is being pulled apart - is that a bad face lift?

  • Those glasses are terrible, glad she didnt wear them on the tour

  • “Most automated factory” a certain president isn’t thrilled

  • He’s so awkward and intelligent. My idol

  • Jewish Illuminati Puppet. Nikola Tesla’s work can only be perfected by Nikola Tesla 😎.....

    • Dotkid 617 Elon Musk Is From Africa.. Wtf Are You Talking About??

  • From billionaire wiz-kid to now working at the factory and sleeping in the break room. I didn't realize it had gotten so bad.

  • Long live Elong Musk!

  • TOO MANY ROBOTS. This is not luddism. It must take days to spot a bug or malfunction.

  • everyone knows Tesla will bankrupt

  • Tesla is a flop.

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  • Is Elon Musk okay?

  • us-tv.org/tv/video-dfL-7uZEEwA.html you won’t regret it👍🏾

  • I wanna see Elon on undercover boss...... 😂😂

  • What a man!!!

  • Excellent interview!

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  • Elongated muskrat

  • Mr. elongated muskrat, are you in league with zucc

  • Elon Musk got hair transplant. Amazing what money can do to a person’s image.

  • call me would love to work on the production line.

  • This company would not survive without government subsidies

  • Respect

  • I hope Tessa succeeds just b/c of Elon.

  • Spoof on Uber...has this happened to you guys with your drivers? us-tv.org/tv/video-pvqym2N_XMM.html

  • Can he not have a sofa bed delivered and in his office in 2 seconds?

  • Yo elon can i get a trip to mars before ww3? I aint about it tbh

  • It's too bad someone who's visualizing and building our future has to deal with the numbnuts that only see today's profit margin. Take off the blinders and get some vision Wall Street.

  • Sleeping on narrow sofa and or the floor is super inspiring ,hard worker, he loves what he doing is seen

  • Congrats Your Video is Featured on TechGenez.com

  • He needs to update his assembly machines to assembly 3s and inserters to stack inverters. Perhaps get some speed 3 beacons also.

  • She can get it that's all I'm going to say

  • Hahahaha, bless you Elon. Way to troll EVERYONE. Now take a nap, dude. We can't afford to have you brainfried, and you look like you just had a 2 week Vegas bender.

  • You say you doin' work, but you're asking where the couch at How you doin' work when you asking where the couch at? -NF

  • 3:40 Hmmmmmm..

  • How many it is necessary to have the likes of US-tv to buy a Tesla car X-model?

  • Sleeping on the couch to make sure his business succeeds. That's why this guy is worth billions.

  • we should call a car, Brainwashed TV Robot, after everybody, because that's what we're turning into

  • This guy is such a hack. The love for him and Tesla is cult like. Tesla makes garbage and Musk doesn't have the first clue how to build a automobile. 15 years and Tesla has yet to turn a profit. Tesla is a disaster.

  • I don’t know about all the critiques here, but for this company(Less than 10yrsOld?) to achieve what is has, that speaks a ton. To build cars at such a scale and at the same time working its space programs, it’s remarkable . I think the work it’s done in such a small time speaks for itself on how remarkable this company is.

  • There's a chemistry between those two

  • He's going to need to market to the low end buyer at some point or his business is going to fizzle

  • I just sat in a Model 3 yesterday, the car is incredible! My first impression is that the paradigm of transportation has changed forever. There's a revolution about to occur before our eyes in automobile manufacturing, design, & maintenance. The design aesthetic of the Model 3 surpasses and is unlike any other vehicle I've been in: a spacious interior with ample legroom and headroom (I am 6'4 and sat in the front seat while by chance another 6'4 person sat behind me with no issues), a full battery each morning with 310 miles of range, panoramic roof, over the air software updates, and all powered by the solar panels on the roof of my house. Goodbye oil cartels, oil barons, and oil changes. These are fascinating times we live in!

  • someone straighten Elon's back pls

  • "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." Mark- 10:25

  • He knows he has to go back out on the PR campaign because his company is failing