Tesla Inc. is an American automotive company that specializes in the manufacture of electric cars. The company was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers aimed at fast-tracking the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
The engineers wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric and also that electric vehicles can be quicker, better and more fun to drive than.
Today, the company doesn’t only build all-electric vehicles but also infinitely clean energy generation and storage products.
On August 15th, 2018, Elon Musk: the CEO of Tesla had a sit-down chat and here’s a summary of what he said in this video.
Elon began by stating that he spends most of his time working in the paint shop, the body shop (where car components are wielded), or the final assembly (where all pipes are put together). Otherwise, he’d be at the Gigafactory1.
In response to the question on how he makes people excited about what Tesla does, he said that they try to put in much efforts to create products that people would love (products that are as compelling as possible).
He also said that the car industry is super competitive and it’s really tough for them to make their cars more affordable than it’s at the moment, but as they gradually build up and do more cars they’ll look into reducing the prices and make it more available to a broader range of people.
Compared to Toyota Pius: one of the Top five for Model 3 Trade-ins which goes for around $23,475, Elon said that in the nearby future, Tesla would be producing cars that go for $25,000 and subsequently products that are even more competitive. But this depends on factors like technology improvements, time and scalability.
When asked about the next future of Tesla that he’s excited about, Elon said that in the past, Tesla only manufactures one car at a time, but as they progress into the future, they’ll figure out how to work on two or even three great products simultaneously. He talked about future great products like Model Y (more like the midsize SUV) and Roadster 2020.
One fantastic feature of the motors would be a visible track mode, which opens up a lot of settings like expert-user mode, brake control, battery temperature, and traction control adjustment and lots more.
Elon went on to explain that the Tesla Roadster model would be able to accommodate tall people. He also noted that many of their products don’t have side mirrors because, on a high speed, mirrors can have a massive effect on the drive of a car (they act as air breaks)
On the issue of the ratio between the number of people that work at Tesla and the number of machines, Elon said they’re some production processes that are 80 to 90% automated while others are around 10 to 20% automated. According to him, humans are good at adaptability (like connecting holes together) and rapid evolution.
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