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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  • just the future electric transportation.

  • Honestly, Elon is the CEO of the people and millennials

  • We just hit 7000 a week a few weeks ago ;) and the momentum is going well.

  • Musk is an arrogant guy Shame on you and all those shareholders of his projects

  • Tesla has a good problem. People are literally giving money to Tesla, but they're unable to take it fast enough

  • My respects and admiration for this man.

  • i gott your back

  • Always transparent and competent! That's the reason for us to buy a lot of this cars for our rental company!

  • If Mr. Musk was trying to change the world he would sell his cars for $1,000 a piece knowing it would generate tens of millions of sales and put the company in the black. Also extending the range with more battery power, and offering a charging ability using the home's 110 volt outlet. Altogether this would better the lives of the people of the world. Instead this car is a baited hook requiring a $100,000 down payment to be able to 'rent' it for life in having to 'pay' to recharge it at Tesla-only stations. This car is rental bait for those blind enough to fall for it. Elon the fake.

  • That's funny the paid big oil reporter was trying to get a reaction from doing this hit job piece on him Elon was just like yeah uh huh ok.

  • hes a machine

  • So amazing.its time to make micro back up office studio bed n shower baby.about time. N breath.u've done it!

  • I don't like him , just the way he spoke about Nikola Tesla, shame on him .

  • I'm really digging this guy

  • A true leader -- taking fault for his company, zero excuses, optimistic, humble and leading from the front.

  • Should I go all in long and hold for four years.?

  • 1:40 Is my man tearing up on camera?

  • Dude will not quit I love Elon determination if he loses it all today he's the types to laugh it off and get back on his horse a guy like that you can't stop it's impossible


  • As a specialist who can analyze, estimate, forecast, predict etc, my problem with this company is that it hires/fires hundred from sales team, periodically. For me this is an indication of something not right: maybe a way to hide the true income and expenses?

  • Today is 7/6/2018 People are questioning his ability to maintain a 5000cars/week production. During this videos filming, people were questioning Tesla's ability to produce 2000cars/week. I guess they aren't questioning 2000 now. I guess when he hits 8000cars/week people will question him being unable to make 100,000cars/week. People.

  • I yurve yuh elon duck quack quack

  • Trisha looking mf

  • i almost choked on my own trachea when i heard tesla got bankrupt

  • Just ordered mine... best f'n choice I've ever made! Luv that man...putting it all on the line to save our species...

  • The interview says, Tesla introduced the M3 as a mass produced vehicle to middle class consumers. How can any middle class family afford a $45K and upwards car in today's day? That's not an affordable price in my book.


  • And now they have reached 5000 a week!

  • Does Elon even sleep?

  • American made cars are back, folks. This time we'll do our best to never let it go. Let's support American made Tesla cars. It's for our country and for us all.

  • No emission of CO2 and no use of even a drop of oil. What else we want from Tesla! Go Tesla. We're here to fully support you.

  • It was April fools' month and Elon's face expression was priceless :)

  • if my math is right they make a full car in just 5 minutes, that's pretty good.

  • The oil companies must be plotting his dead wish

  • That facility should be manufacture in Detroit.. The home of automobile

  • I can manufacture a even better car with tax payers money.. I can even send a model to the noon, all with tax payers money..

  • "I like it cold..." oh man

  • 5:12 I do not understand why the media always tries to find the negative in things. This stupid woman is trying to question Elon Musk like if she was the grand inquisitor. *YES YOU SHOULD LIGHTEN UP!!!*

  • Genius at work

  • Elon, my hero! Go Musk!

  • Musk haters are either jealous or weak. He is in the grind and I believe he will survive it with strength and resilience.

  • The robots are programmed so if you stand around too long they pick you up, spray paint you and bolt you in place.

  • Keep it up Elon. Plenty would have already given up.

  • I just reviewed this car and it's truly amazing!

  • Over-promise and Under-deliver

  • If an April Fools offended you...please leave the Planet. Hint hint thats you uppity interviewer lady

  • Look at those red eyes we can understand that he stays up too late and he has been thinking for so long

  • musks april joke i so amazing

  • I like the fact that he is brutally honest with this interview. I'm a fan.

  • Fun fact: Elon's salary is $34k. However he only accepts $1. The rest goes into his entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Hi

  • Like him or the brand (or not), the fact that he would sleep right on the production floor planning room say's a lot about the man.

  • Ellon Musk you are the best man , 😂😂 April fools . His cars are the future my children will drive your cars.

  • Elon should slow down and see his own health before the cars

  • Se eu pudesse pelo menos trabalhar uma empresa desta, eu já estava bem satisfeito!!!

  • Puxa que legal, mas infelizmente não tenho um carro lindo como esse!

  • This Model 3 is going to make history like Henry Ford's Model T. An electric car affordable to the masses.

  • Do you have WeChat? I want to learn English with Americans. Of course, I can also teach Mandarin.

  • So this is something cool. Tesla is doing something amazing. Even though there have been claims of union busting at the Freemont plant, and even though they seriously need to get the cars out of the door, even if the company does go bankrupt, they've done something remarkable. They've gotten people excited about the electric car again. Furthermore, Elon musk is a visionary. He is willing to be honest, and dedicate himself 100% to his product. You don't ever see that in 2018

  • "rare" interview? Why is it that CBS calls every interview related to Elon Musk as rare? They did the same thing when they interviewed SpaceX CEO. It's time for CBS to hire smart people.

  • "I like it cold" Reminds me of the monster in stranger things

  • Drove model 3 for 3 weeks, best car ever! truly overturn the entire industry like iPhone, many people (parts, dealers, sales, gas station, repair shops, even smog check station) are going to lose jobs and media losing ads money because of Tesla...

  • I love Tesla model 3

  • Just look at the man. He obviously is very passionate about his product. I can see a hard working face when I see one and tbh the car is truly amazing. Why do people not want an America car company built buy Americans to succeed.

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  • Where can the full interview be found?

  • Awesome. .. superb .... excellent models.... it's the present .... in the future u will get models with more advanced performances .... Advantage ... Elon musk is god

  • Great job Elon and all u people working in Tesla factory's thanks a lot to bring future not more gasoline smoke

  • I want Musk to adopt me

  • A billionaire who sleeps on a couch is a genius in work. No time for even his own family. If your boss does this to himself then you're lucky to have a job not yet replaced by a robot

  • I would love me a tesla hat just like elon’s 😎

  • hope things go good for this guy

  • I give Elon a lot of credit for his honesty regarding the problems he and the company are facing. Not many CEOs in his position would take this kind of heat as well as he is.

  • Elon Musk’s ego got in the way of logical thinking. He thought he could reinvent the wheel and have robots do everything. Mark my words. His semi will never get produced by 2019.

  • Elon Musk sounds like a character from Mortal Kombat

  • This is how he sorts problems out. His staff don't feel what he does. He is so driven to make things work. He will not sleep if he goes home. Just have a rest at work then carry on fixing. Good on him. I do feel what he does as I run my own business.

  • The most useless cars are Hybrids. Go electric or petroleum.

  • "You think this level of automation is easy? Or cheap?" Wayne Knight in Jurassic Park.

  • Hes just tryin to raise enough money to get as far away from skynet as he can before the awakening.

  • mass selling easter egg, lol XD

  • Elon, gets a good couch! It will worth every penny! Rest well to have energy and good health. Please take care of yourself!!

  • The problem I think with elon/tesla, is one, time/production times, and also the hype train, its funny to put it that/this way, but the one big issue is saying here's the model 3, now wait 5years, the hype is dead in 5years/after 6months, honestly, making customers wait at all kills the wow factor allot, I know that's sad, but its true, its hard to get things done fast and right, but thats how you can sell allot of product, by letting the customer hear about the product and then saying heres your car, but I realize that this is hard todo, if not impossible, with out lots of space/warehouses/workers.

  • sexy man


  • Made in the USA too!

  • Well no great wonder why Elon can't even begin to meet his production goals!...just look at how slowly all this automation is assembling these vehicles!

  • When Honda and VW decide to start making electric cars on a large scale Tesla will struggle. Honda and VW both make about 100,000 cars a week. They both know how to mass produce cars.

  • Hi, Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare.


  • I can't stand her, how can someone in her position not be able to take a joke? Who's she of ALL people to say that it wasn't funny? Unreal! The media makes me want to rip my hair out, I can't watch that crap anymore.

  • I used to work at the Tesla Factory in Fremont Ca, building the Model 3 assembly line. The pay was $18 an hr, & the work was exhausting, 12 hr shifts 6 days a week. But I’m proud to be part of that experience

  • That was great! As an owner of a few shares, this was a terrific look and interview, and renews my fait in this incredible pioneer, Elon Musk, a true *Tesla* of our time.

  • Impressive guy, but why did his mother give him a name that sounds like a gay man's cologne?

  • Accidents happen.... darn thing caught on fire .... we will do everything to make sure that the victim is as comfortable as possible... Amen ... That's just how we are. Immensely remorseful!!!!!!!!!! Now!..... .GO Save some Martians, Elon!!!

  • In spite of all this Elon to make up for it you could make a giant humanitarian effort to Mars to save those beings from the meager existence of their lives with just around 2 to 3 % oxygen in their atmosphere....Stop the Cannibals too ! Yuck! They don't have enough water either, bb....And its cold....brrrrrrr!

  • Tesla is gonna make it!

  • to everyone with half a brain out there,.... its time to buy, enjoy the dip.. ps: u can not stop elon, elon stops u.

  • You go Elon! Wishing you the best!

  • Jeezus kriste. All that taxpayer cash and they still can’t make it work? Wtf they must need more of our money. Idiots

  • *We are with you - and we love you Elon*