Musk says Ford factory like a morgue

Elon Musk calls Ford plant a morgue
Elon Musk calls Ford plant a morgue

Mark Truby, Ford's vice president of communications, responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday after Musk compared a Ford factory to a morgue.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday, Musk discussed Tesla's efforts to reach its goal of making 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of June. Musk said he felt good about the "vibe" and "energy" at Tesla and compared the company to Ford.

"I think there's a good vibe — I think the energy is good; go to Ford, it looks like a morgue," Musk said.

On Thursday, Truby responded to Musk on Twitter, alluding to the new production line Tesla built under a temporary, tent-like structure and taking a veiled shot at Tesla's production issues.

"No doubt the vibe is funky in that 'makeshift tent,' but it's not bad either across the street at the #FordRouge plant where a high quality, high-tech F-150 rolls off the line every 53 seconds like clockwork. Come check it out @elonmusk," he tweeted.

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