Tesla Model 3 production was last year and the only amplified worries over Tesla's automated driving systems. In July, Musk and his team to rescue a soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave rescue. He was later told it was and, after it went unused, on Twitter, drawing scorn from many.
Right now, he's in hot water over tweets that suggested he would be taking Tesla private -- which sees him embroiled in.
In the wake of these issues Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and founder of The Boring Company, reflected on his "excruciating" year, calling it the "most difficult and painful" of his entire career. The Times reports that he was clearly emotional throughout the hour-long interview, alternating between moments of laughter and tears.
, the most affordable variant of its electric fleet, has , with the major road block being scaling production high enough to get cars out the door. In the interview, Musk discusses how those woes have taken their toll on him -- physically and mentally -- and how he has turned to the sedative Ambien to help him sleep.
The Times also reports that the idea of taking Tesla private at $420 had nothing to do with weed, but because "it seemed like better karma".
The full interview can be read here.
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