Episode 3: Production Hell

Since the original Roadster, Tesla has struggled to produce enough cars to meet the demand from customers. Building a car manufacturer from scratch is hard, and if there was any car to highlight that difficulty it was the popular Model 3. As Elon would say, 'Welcome to Production Hell'.

References:

Lora Kolodny's CNBC Investigation into GA4

Reveal's 'Tesla and Beyond'

The City Podcast 'West World'

Ford Spent $200,000 to Dissect a Limited-Edition Tesla Model X

Tesla unveils its $35,000 Model 3

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders stack up as Elon Musk unveils lower-priced car

Tesla’s Model 3 Reservations Rise to Almost 400,000

Elon Musk Confirms Tesla’s Model 3 Has Nearly 400,000 Orders

Tesla saw about 63,000 cancellations of Model 3 preorders

Tesla Second Quarter 2016 Update

Tesla Model X - Consumer Reports

First Model 3 Handovers

Tesla Built an Assembly Line Inside a Tent for Making Model 3 Cars

Tesla CEO: New “tent” assembly line is “way better” than conventional factory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Admits ‘Humans Are Underrated’

Ford Introduced North America's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Credits

Executive Producer & Host: Kristofor Lawson.

Mixing & Production by James Parkinson.

Jasmine Mee Lee is our assistant producer.

Artwork by Andrew Millist.

Theme Music by Nic Buchanan.

Other music in the episode from Breakmaster Cylinder, and our ad music comes from Epidemic Sound.

Transcript

A full transcript will be available shortly.

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