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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  • Elon is a GOD! #TeamTesla

  • would've told an employee to take the cameraman for a tour while i got busy with the reporter in the conference room. you know she wanted it.

  • From what I have seen on many US-tv videos, Teslas are poorly built. More than one video mentioned that even the door handle broke, and the price of a new one is very high, something like $800. The issues are endless.

  • He gonna recolonize our time

  • no such thing as rough or creativx or absolux or boring or not, cepit, do, be, can do, be any no matter what and any be perfectx infinx interesx

  • A young woman who works on the model 3 production line had an idea on how she could make the production line more efficient. So she mentioned it to the production line manage who told her to put it in writing and she handed him her idea in writing roughly 5 hours later saying maybe we could try it in a week or so. She about dropped to the floor when the line manager said no not in a week. We'll try this tomorrow on the production line and they did and it improved efficiency just as she said it would. She got a nice chunk of coin and was told " any more ideas? Speak up right away ". True story but it illustrates it's not just Elon finding ways to improve the production line. Cheers!

  • Elon Musk is a liar.

  • Hi My Idol. i Like him so much, Who the same with me? Please reply to me thanks.

  • Apple needs to buy Telsa and infuse the company with funds. Double the size and perfect the production process, Also put the Apple OS in the operating system!

  • put captions

  • Gail, I loved your visits with Elon Musk! Very well Done!

  • Wall Street scam. Invest in junk stock and who gets wiped out financially first.

  • Love that guy...and they HAVE to be successfull...

  • The most productive African is white man Elon Musk

  • 'fatal crash' from the semi-autonomous system eh ? Not surprised - Auto driven vehicles are too dangerous among a psycho idiot level population that we so often have in America

  • Incredible that he' has not a team to tell him,he went wrong with all these robots!!

  • Silent killer

  • HELLFIRE IS REAL many unbelievers have seen it and God allowed them to come back to tell about it plz REPENT before its too late because you dont know when youll die. Only JESUS can save you from satan making you his property and taking you with him to were he's headed ETERNAL HELLFIRE

  • “Young man”. WHY DOES EVERYONE PRETEND ELON IS LIKE SOME 23 YEAR OLD PHENOM. HE’S 47. HE’S ALMOST 50. Don’t really get why they couldn’t just make it like an EXTREME HOV Lane (that’s what it’s called in NY anyway... carpool lane, I mean) and just let people who have 2 or more people be allowed to ::gasp:: drive themselves through it. Or something. They’d have to have some way to be sure only some people can go in.... I suppose they’d make it like a tunnel or bridge and have it be $12-$15 “round trip” (in that you only get charged in one direction- again- this is how it is where I live, in NY) and that way only people who were really in a rush would use it. But even still... I think most people would pay the money in order to go 5 miles in 5 minutes instead of 35.... so I still feel like they’d have to find a way to reduce how many cars were allowed in.... and obviously they couldn’t make it only a certain kind of car, or a ton of money, because people would flip out about it being classist. So maybe a charge AND only for carpoolers? Who knows. I DO appreciate the cars being on a cart, on a track, like this, rather than being “self driving” or having to HAVE TO be a Tesla or something.... I think, especially given that that kind of technology in itself is nothing new AT ALL, there really WOULDNT be many accidents if that were used, aside from the occasional freak accident.

  • Elon should start a business selling sleeping bags or inflatable mattresses

  • he should hire more workers instead of doing everything himself

  • Here is a recent Wired Magazine news story about Elon Musk’s leadership at Tesla apple.news/Aoyo5CK-_Qv6gZlDyZLyoqQ

  • My God in Heaven is awesome! Glory to him

  • Hes a good man he cares about the economy

  • Genius. The thing about people like that is that people will always criticize. There vision is beyond the present.

  • Elon ur making history...d legendary car companies are already in stress..d indefinable man ..I am watching him closely since his entry..d pain he is gng through is humangous ... people have to support him..love musk from India ...we r waiting........

  • started with paypal now were here, i remember when he was getting his mclaren, looks like some of those lines brushed of on tesla

  • A car crash made the news, amazing. Just one question...why?


  • This guy is a beast mode!

  • I really hope the media makes him look better now instead of hating. Elon is the best

  • Next, Iron Man

  • Lol I love this guy, so modest

  • And then they kicked him off as chairman. After all hes done.

  • Elon is the GOAT.

  • Henry Ford went through tough trial and errors too... This guy is nothing SHORT of amazing. American ingenuity at it's FINEST. We are witnessing REAL CHANGE here for the better🙂😎

  • Elon about to bring on a lot of the people GM is laying off and have them and their experience lead the way

  • pblished 13 of april.... ofc this doesnt mean anything ;p

  • all these little news networks always seem to try to make him look bad..

  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • I think it is funny how he came up with the business and just because he smokes weed, the board is trying to get him canned.

  • Calling Elon a genius or super genius is seriously less describing words. This man is behind Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI ,PayPal and what not ??!!! I mean each of them alone is responsible for changing the history of humanity. And he alone is the brain behind all of them!!!!

  • Elon Musk... The Best man I know

  • I love how all the comments are about positivity it's something you don't see all the time

  • tesla will fail sooner or later.

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  • Elon is incredible

  • So when's the lower class and middle class going to get an electric car that not only the rich can afford? Like seriously it doesn't need to be named Tesla nor does it have to be ridiculously fast like the teslas, you really don't need all that power anyways unless your in race compitions so why not make a less powerful electric motor if cost is an issue? Electric should be taking over by now as long as that technology has been out now but we still getting cars that run on gas in 2018?

  • I want to Be Like You Man

  • Critics are JOKE haters... When they reach the level of Elon Musk they can speak .. otherwise they can just SHUT THE FK UP!

  • I can’t stand that woman. I don’t know why she just strikes me as insincere. Elon is Great.

  • As a design lead, I have been called into companies to implement design and manufacturing processes at all gates of development..... and yes I have seen the same mistake.....bean counter managers who have no experience get rid of good people and buy very expensive conveyor belts and other automation upgrades that often do not work. And don't get me started on the process for determining the correct level of automation..... There are allot of criteria to consider: - Variation of future models - Updates to current models - Cost of manpower and hardware / tooling / Software upgrades at the plant site (assemblers / automation Eng.) Screwing up on the above trade-study can greatly reduce your profit margin :-/ The goal is to optimize / balance the heterogeneous environment in order to stabilize the safety, profit, reliability, function, and performance. If you had someone like on your team, your customers will return for the future gen models.

  • waiting for the day tesla design an electric superbike

  • I thought it was Volt not Bolt

    • There are both models. The Volt is a Hybrid electric where a gasoline engine runs a generator to recharge the batteries that run the electric motors. The Bolt is 100% electric only, no gasoline engine on board.

  • ”It’s April fools, people should like lighten up ok.” That's a nightmare quote for stockbrokers

  • clever elon musk

  • Everyone should back this man to make a better world 🌎

  • Not sure how anyone could dislike Elon Musk, he's incredibly humble in the way he speaks and he works "like a dog".

  • "It should be pretty obvious that I am not going to joke about bankruptcy if I think it is remotely real." This is how me and other nerds think. Being socially incompetent and personally creative and rebellious, that is a tactical mistake and will cause in being excused away by the society.

  • See i told you kids what happens when you smoke joints ,look at this guy !

  • Wall Street is trying to control Tesla.

  • A man ahead of his time.

  • 3:39 she telling Musk that she's in the mood...

  • ELON MUSK No; 1 ........................

  • Can you be my boyfriend? Lol

  • He seems so cool and down to earth

  • Best job in the world and doin his best

  • I would change the nose of the model 3 asap Elon ... make it look a little better.. 2019 models


  • Dafuq is she wearing

  • The American dream: Elon has incredible intellect and ambition. He's unstoppable. If you can afford it, the American thing to do is BUY TESLA STOCK NOW and hold it. It's about a better cleaner world using renewable sustainable energies.

  • This guys a genius

  • *Claims spending night after night in the factory to barely meet production goals is "sustainable"* Yeah, right.

  • Luv the new 3! Let’s make Tesla great again! Go Elon!

  • It’s crazy how he kind of talks like a robot.

  • us-tv.org/tv/video-UXh13J2LlXs.html?t=6s elon getting high too bad the stock price is not

  • Love his attitude towards everything!

  • I hope he takes care of himself. That's a hard business

  • People need to realize electric cars HAVE to be the future. The pains Tesla are going through are inevitable and necessary for our country, technology and the world. A car industry built on fossil fuels HAS to be phased out.

  • At 0:40 "What's the hardest part, pre-marriage, marriage, post-marriage?" ... Errr, the divorce you silly! Tsk tsk

  • 1,000,000 views "rare"

  • 6:10 and why the fark would he lie about that? What the heck? He’s not a journalist okay?

  • I believe every word Gayle says. I'm an Oprah lemming.

  • In musk we trust

  • I really want Tesla and Elon Musk to succeed!!!

  • The reason Electric cars have not been mainstream is that it is very expensive to manufacture and the electricity still needs to come from somewhere and it is difficult to store. there is no free lunch. I saw this coming years ago. . the reason Elon Musk was somewhat successful is that he had billions of dollars to play with from the sale of Pay pay and getting investors hooked on an Idea. The only thing keeping electric cars alive are the government subsades. don't forget that 3 drops of gasoline are equivalent to a stick of dynamite!! that is very hard to beat in terms of energy storage. I know gas is dirty, but it packs more energy in one gallon than any other thing available right now.

  • Mainstream is dumb. Stupid presenter. People eternally stuck inside the box saying they like outside the box. Yeah right.

  • Can't really decide between Elon Musk VS Jeff Bezos.. What do you guys think?

  • Ok but dont just throw them together now to pump them out faster Gungho!

  • I really love this company and it inspired me to make a song about it ... Listen to "Tesla" in my channel !!!

  • Respect

  • 5:31 that uncomfortable smile that everyone can relate to

  • april fools great

  • Just the fact he used Tesla and not Edison, makes him real, in my eyes!


  • Today Telsa produces 5000 tesla model 3 per week.

  • Great Visionary ! All hail Tesla 👍💪

  • Whys he not happy 2k cars a week is crazy for a car so high tech tesla is no ford

  • Man a lot buttsuckers in the comments. Look at all the failures the owners talk about.

  • there is a housing shortage in the area. could be robots looking for flats to rent ??