Musk to face questions on Tesla earnings, Model 3 status

Elon Musk addressing reporters
Elon Musk addressing reporters on a new vehicle model for Tesla. Photo: VCG/Getty Images

After markets close, Tesla will report its first quarter earnings and then Elon Musk will hold a conference call where he's certain to face questions about the state of the Model 3 production.

Why it matters: The Silicon Valley automaker is under the microscope more than ever after repeatedly missing production targets for the mass-market car launched last year that's key to the company's future.