He also teased that it will be “seriously next level” and briefly discussed the upcoming Tesla pickup truck and next-gen Roadster… Musk congratulated the Tesla Semi team for doing “an amazing job”. Musk put Tesla’s Vice President of Vehicle Programs, Jerome Guillen, in charge of Tesla’s all electric heavy truck program.
Guillen had previously been in charge of Daimler’s Cascadia semi truck program, which makes him qualified to lead an electric truck program since he not only has experience with trucks, but he was also more recently the program director of Tesla’s Model S. Now we at Iepieleaks are curious to see who else from the Daimler clan pops up in the comming years at Tesla..
After taking a break in 2015, Guillen came back to Tesla in January 2016 and has been working with his team on the truck program since, which means that they would be about 2 years into the program at the time of the planned reveal in September 2017. Musk also revealed today that the previously announced Tesla pickup truck will be unveiled within “18 to 24 months: