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Elon Musk said two-thirds of the “personal and professional pain” he’s experienced has stemmed from running Tesla.
In a virtual bitcoin conference with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Musk — who’s also CEO of SpaceX — said he has poured his “life energy” into the electric car firm since it was founded in 2003.
But he’s hit a number of obstacles during that time, such as pandemic-driven supply chain issues, roofs flying off of Tesla models, and brand-new Tesla Model S Plaid’s spontaneously bursting into flames.
“This is a hella hard situation,” Musk said, while also acknowledging that Tesla has made its fair share of mistakes. “At Tesla, we really do aspire to be the good guys.”
During particularly rough periods of Tesla’s growth, Musk has even slept at Tesla’s factory, saying he has no time to go home or even shower.
During the roughly hour-long talk Wednesday, the pair — as well as ARK…