By Mona Salama
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a tough year, telling the New York Times in a recent interview that he is physically exhausted and emotionally drained. That is expected to happen to a person that has lofty ambitions and is supposedly working 120 hours a week only to consistently fail in delivering what he promised. Today, however, prominent figures are ignoring the most troubling aspects of his companies, instead opting to use his lack of sleep as an excuse for his egregious shortfalls.
Things appeared to pick up for Musk at the end of June when the company finally hit its production goal of 5,000 for Model 3s, but this small light of optimism was quickly extinguished when reports showed that 4,300 of them needed rework caused by human “failed manual task” as well as cosmetic issues. If Elon Musk is as data driven as Huffington makes him out to be, he wouldn’t have a first pass yield that’s approximately 65 percent lower than the auto industry average.
The federal government should follow Wall Street’s lead by holding Musk accountable for this total disregard for responsibility sooner rather than later.
Mona Salama is a political analyst, fashion influencer, and freelance author. She previously worked as a reporter for Breitbart News.