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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  • eDrive
    eDrive Day ago

    just the future electric transportation.

  • BetHer2Game
    BetHer2Game 3 days ago

    Honestly, Elon is the CEO of the people and millennials

  • Nucci604
    Nucci604 3 days ago

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

  • DR Ir M
    DR Ir M 4 days ago

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

  • Michael Choe
    Michael Choe 4 days ago

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

  • che Guevara
    che Guevara 4 days ago

    My respects and admiration for this man.

  • Jose M
    Jose M 5 days ago

    i gott your back

  • Nelly Vöhringer
    Nelly Vöhringer 6 days ago

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

  • Russell Lee
    Russell Lee 7 days ago

    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.

  • Bernie Bernstein
    Bernie Bernstein 8 days ago

    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.

  • trick49
    trick49 8 days ago

    hes a machine

  • Adriana Adnan
    Adriana Adnan 9 days ago

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

  • Eleonora Marko
    Eleonora Marko 9 days ago

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

  • Kim Kline
    Kim Kline 10 days ago

    I'm really digging this guy

  • Rob Tully
    Rob Tully 10 days ago

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

  • Josh Roake
    Josh Roake 11 days ago

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

  • The Outlaw
    The Outlaw 13 days ago +1

    1:40 Is my man tearing up on camera?

  • Joe Cashmere
    Joe Cashmere 14 days ago

    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

    MICHGO1 14 days ago


  • MrMdaeu
    MrMdaeu 17 days ago

    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?

  • sam guapo
    sam guapo 18 days ago +1

    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.

  • Adriana Adnan
    Adriana Adnan 18 days ago

    I yurve yuh elon duck quack quack

  • Don Deano
    Don Deano 19 days ago

    Trisha looking mf

  • ivy S
    ivy S 19 days ago

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

  • Dana Pearson
    Dana Pearson 20 days ago +2

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

  • Guruprasad Pai
    Guruprasad Pai 20 days ago

    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.

  • Kimberly Sikorski
    Kimberly Sikorski 21 day ago


  • Joachim Voldseth
    Joachim Voldseth 21 day ago +1

    And now they have reached 5000 a week!

  • Fiji Tongan
    Fiji Tongan 21 day ago

    Does Elon even sleep?

  • Bratley Bonard
    Bratley Bonard 22 days ago +2

    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.

  • Maria Aquos
    Maria Aquos 22 days ago

    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.

  • Niki Terrance
    Niki Terrance 22 days ago

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

  • 1848
    1848 22 days ago

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

  • Nalva 1776 Trump 45th MaybeLLine-inc

    The oil companies must be plotting his dead wish

  • Nalva 1776 Trump 45th MaybeLLine-inc

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

  • Nalva 1776 Trump 45th MaybeLLine-inc

    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..

  • gogo hero
    gogo hero 23 days ago

    "I like it cold..." oh man

  • latengocomoburro
    latengocomoburro 28 days ago

    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!!!*

  • Young Simba
    Young Simba 29 days ago

    Genius at work

  • 路过人
    路过人 29 days ago +1

    Elon, my hero! Go Musk!

  • Joe Dwyer
    Joe Dwyer Month ago

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

  • Danny Reed
    Danny Reed Month ago

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

  • tuj
    tuj Month ago

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

  • Forrest's Auto Reviews

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

  • Marcus Yakira
    Marcus Yakira Month ago

    Over-promise and Under-deliver

  • John Rambo
    John Rambo Month ago

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

  • Nguyễn Hữu Vương

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

  • Mnn bere NORM
    Mnn bere NORM Month ago +1

    musks april joke i so amazing

  • Christopher Jalkson
    Christopher Jalkson Month ago +1

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

  • Jeffrey Vuong
    Jeffrey Vuong Month ago

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

  • William Jones
    William Jones Month ago


  • Fred Pinczuk
    Fred Pinczuk Month ago

    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.

  • Josue Galvez
    Josue Galvez Month ago

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

  • William Kwan
    William Kwan Month ago

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

  • Gilmar Aparecido Pedroso de Morais

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

  • Gilmar Aparecido Pedroso de Morais

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

  • Random Ness
    Random Ness Month ago

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

  • 钟季平
    钟季平 Month ago +1

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

  • most heaviest mann
    most heaviest mann Month ago

    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

  • César De la Hoz
    César De la Hoz Month ago

    "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.

  • Joe D
    Joe D Month ago

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

  • Yong he
    Yong he Month ago

    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...

  • Louise Jones
    Louise Jones 2 months ago

    I love Tesla model 3

  • number1fansince
    number1fansince 2 months ago

    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.

  • Andre Kirsch
    Andre Kirsch 2 months ago

    In CA we still have the 30% tax credit until dec31 2018. get a solar quote today Andre@lasolargroup.com

  • Vincze Szilard
    Vincze Szilard 2 months ago

    Where can the full interview be found?

  • Filmmakers and filmmaking

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

  • Melvin Teruel
    Melvin Teruel 2 months ago

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

  • Karl oSecker
    Karl oSecker 2 months ago +1

    I want Musk to adopt me

  • PrincePhase
    PrincePhase 2 months ago +1

    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

  • Kiki Kokos
    Kiki Kokos 2 months ago

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

  • conservative personnel
    conservative personnel 2 months ago

    hope things go good for this guy

  • JJ Youmans
    JJ Youmans 2 months ago

    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.

  • The Truth
    The Truth 2 months ago

    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.

  • Itzmee_Albert
    Itzmee_Albert 2 months ago

    Elon Musk sounds like a character from Mortal Kombat

    ROBERT LYMER 2 months ago

    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.

  • Darcy O'Queef
    Darcy O'Queef 2 months ago

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

  • Против Глобал

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

  • Singing Jigglypuff
    Singing Jigglypuff 2 months ago

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

  • Ahmad Dwiki-Pradany
    Ahmad Dwiki-Pradany 2 months ago

    mass selling easter egg, lol XD

  • 路过人
    路过人 2 months ago

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

  • matt matthew
    matt matthew 2 months ago

    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.

  • Julia L
    Julia L 2 months ago

    sexy man

  • Prince Adam
    Prince Adam 2 months ago


  • Travis Warren
    Travis Warren 2 months ago

    Made in the USA too!

  • Ricardo Ellison
    Ricardo Ellison 2 months ago

    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!

  • numbersix100
    numbersix100 2 months ago

    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.

  • Jeffrey Chang
    Jeffrey Chang 2 months ago

    Hi, Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • Alejandro Rodriguez
    Alejandro Rodriguez 2 months ago


  • J M
    J M 2 months ago

    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.

  • cityhustleHD
    cityhustleHD 2 months ago

    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

  • Dave Tone
    Dave Tone 2 months ago +1

    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.

  • Chris Duane
    Chris Duane 2 months ago

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

    KK THOTHE 2 months ago

    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!!!

    KK THOTHE 2 months ago

    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!

  • Every Elon Musk Video
    Every Elon Musk Video 2 months ago

    Tesla is gonna make it!

  • Kevin Colt
    Kevin Colt 2 months ago

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

  • john michael dellariarte

    You go Elon! Wishing you the best!

  • fred a
    fred a 2 months ago

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

  • Lerum Lae
    Lerum Lae 2 months ago

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