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‘All night — no friends, nothing’: Elon Musk reveals the lonely 24 hours he spent working at Tesla on his 47th birthday
The growing production pressures and increased scrutiny on Tesla seem to be taking an emotional toll on the company's CEO, Elon Musk.
Employees assembling Model 3 sedans at Tesla's Fremont factory were sent home early on Wednesday, without pushing out the expected number of cars for the shift.
Tesla's Model 3 is an attractive option for anyone considering a new car. This month, though, Tesla released a high-performance version of the Model 3, called the "Model 3 Performance."
Tesla has reset expectations with the interior of the Model 3, the company's long-awaited mass-market vehicle. And the touchscreen that controls nearly everything is just the beginning. We took a deeper dive into the Model 3's insides.
Also weighing on the stock Thursday was a report from Bloomberg which quoted employees saying they were forced to walk through raw sewage on the factory floor as Tesla ramped up Model 3 production.
At a total of 53,339 vehicles, Tesla's vehicle production is up 100% year-over-year, and for the first time more than half of those vehicles are Model 3s.
Earlier this week, Tesla reached its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 sedans in a week, a rate it has struggled to reach over the course of several months. Still, shares fell after reaching the milestone as Tesla's total vehicle deliveries came in under what Wall Street had expected.
Internal documents show that Tesla CEO Elon Musk ordered his staff to remove the brake-and-roll test from mandatory tasks on the Model 3 production line. This is a standard test that checks wheel alignment and brake function.
George Galliers, an analyst at Evercore ISI, said in a note to clients that Tesla’s extra assembly line — constructed in a tent next to its main Fremont, California factory and known by the company as GA4 — could be a long term risk to Tesla's reputation.
Elon Musk is reportedly sleeping under his desk and camping out at the office for days at a time as Tesla faces pressure to make 5,000 Model 3s per we...
Elon Musk is sleeping under his desk and camping out at Tesla's Fremont factory for days at a time as Tesla rushes to make 5,000 Model 3s per week. Tesla is facing pressure to reach a production goal of 5,000 Model 3s a week.