>> This is, I'll tell you, the most excruciating, hellish several months I've maybe ever had.>> Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a room full of shareholders that after some tough setbacks and production bottlenecks, his company was on track to hit the crucial goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of June.
And he got a little weepy about it.>> This is gonna sound a little bit cheesy, but at Tesla we build our cars with love. We really care.>> Reuters correspondent Alexandria Sage covered the annual meeting of shareholders.>> It's been a difficult few weeks and months for Tesla.
They've faced quite a bit of negative press for a series of vehicle crashes. Musk has picked fights with the media as well as safety regulators. And today when Musk took the microphone at his shareholder meeting, he choked up. Tesla has faced a slew of production bottlenecks. But Musk says that the company is getting a handle on them now.
>> At the meeting on Tuesday shareholders voted against a proposal to take the chairman role away from Musk, who was also the company's chief executive. One investor argue that it's become difficult for Musk to take on both jobs, the strongest challenge yet to Musk's grips on the electrical car maker.
But shareholders want to keep more than one that on Elon for now.