Elon Musk Discusses Pain Points of Model 3 Production in New Interview
Elon Musk has given a glimpse into the production of the Tesla Model 3. Right now, the company has all hands on deck in order to ramp up to 5,000 units per month. Musk is even sleeping at the factory to make it happen.
Over the years, Musk has been reducing his media appearances. However, he agreed to do an interview with CBS The Morning co-host Gayle King to give a first look at the production line at the Tesla Fremont factory.
In response to King’s question about production delays, he said: “I need to figure out how to do better.” The shift from Model S to Model 3 has been extremely difficult, to say the least, coining the term “production hell” in the interview.
During the interview, he was asked about his expectations, and he said:
“It’s worse than I thought. We got complacent about some of the things that we thought were our core technology.”
Musk said that he is expecting a three or fourfold increase in Model 3 output in the second quarter of this year.
You can watch the entire interview above, but if you prefer a text version, you can check out a full recap at CBS News.