Check Out All 8 Videos Of Tesla CEO Musk On CBS This Morning

APR 14 2018 BY EVANNEX 9


In a fascinating series of interviews televised throughout the week, Elon Musk talked Tesla with Gayle King on CBS This Morning. The focus was, of course, on Tesla’s production progress at the company’s Fremont factory for the hotly-anticipated Model 3. While Musk acknowledged that Tesla has fallen behind, he remained confident that the factory would be able to ramp production more effectively moving forward.

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Above: Gayle King interviews Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Image: Teslarati via CBS This Morning)

That said, Musk acknowledged that delays were inevitable. He forecasted, “It’s gonna be six to nine months longer than expected. It’s a six-to-nine-month time shift, that’s literally it, and three of those months have already passed.” However, he promised, “There shouldn’t be a question mark as to whether somebody’s gonna get their car… you’ll definitely get your car.”

Musk takes these delays seriously. So much so that he’s been “sleeping on the factory floor… because I don’t have time to go home and shower.” Why does Musk (as CEO) go to such lengths to ensure better output at the factory? He explained, “I don’t believe like people should be experiencing hardship while the CEO is like off on vacation.” Musk also addressed concerns arising from naysayers on Wall Street ranging from analysts to credit rating agencies.

Above: A look at the Model 3 production line at Tesla’s Fremont factory (Image: Teslarati via CBS This Morning)

Nevertheless, incremental progress is happening, albeit in stages. Musk noted, “We were able to unlock some of the critical things that were holding us back from reaching 2,000 cars a week. But since then, we’ve continued to do 2,000 cars a week.” He also acknowledged issues surrounding too much automation. Later on Twitter, Musk elaborated that “excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.”

Musk also touched on other recent news. After slanted media coverage about Tesla’s Autopilot, Musk reminded everyone that “it’s important to emphasize we’ll never be perfect. Nothing in the real world is perfect. But I do think that long term, it can reduce accidents by a factor of 10.” And not shying away from his feud with Mark Zuckerberg, Musk doubled down on recent comments by saying regulation is necessary for social media companies.

To get a consolidated look at all of Musk’s comments in one place, check out this collection of videos centralized here via CBS This Morning.



Source: CBS This Morning

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9 Comments on "Check Out All 8 Videos Of Tesla CEO Musk On CBS This Morning"

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Another Euro point of view

Just looked at Tesla Björn April fool joke and as comments are closed there I thought the place to comment about it where it would cause the least nuisance would be the comment section of an Evannex article :)). That TB guy is so thoroughly nice & funny, if Tesla fanboys were in average at least 10% as nice as him, no losses, no production delays, no quality issues would stand a chance against such an army of unassuming & charming ambassadors. What a sad waste.

Tesla fans do push back against anti Tesla FUD because Tesla fans that own a Tesla or plan to own a Tesla generally understand what Tesla represents.

So what does Tesla represent to those fans?

Passion for the better thing that advances the human experience rather than being afraid to depart the comfort of normal.

Can’t see the videos! Can’t see them on youtube!
I am in the wrong country.
Bloody nuisance.

If you click the CBS This Morning link you should be able to watch them on that site.

Nope – the only one listed is Elon Musk says Moody’s is bad at predictions in a “rapidly changing environment” which is the only one I can see above.


I was offering a potential way to try to watch them in other countries since the other day some people found the CBS website allowing them to watch. We’ve put up multiple videos in many different posts and embed styles, as well as links to CBS. I wish there was something that we could do to make it work for you, but we can’t control CBS or what other countries allow via YouTube. A huge percentage of our traffic is in the U.S. and it would be even more unfair to deprive our readership of the stories, even if not everyone can partake. It stinks for those who can’t, but there’s nothing that we can do to fix it on our end. Sorry again.

CBS restricts all their videos, on their sites.

I see. Well, the other day, people that couldn’t watch our link were able to watch via the CBS site instead. I’m not sure which countries though.

Thanks for your work in putting these up.
A nice collection.

Interesting, there are a lot of car parts staged ready to go.

Criticize Tesla, and Must adds a new goal.
Cars will have more precision then the “yardstick” used to measure them.