Jerome Guillen, a essential govt at Tesla who was engaged on the event and eventual manufacturing of the Tesla Semi has left the corporate, the automaker mentioned Monday in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Guillen’s departure comes simply three months after he was moved from the president of automotive place, which included oversight of the Tesla Semi, to a job with much less accountability as head of heavy obligation trucking. Guillen had led Tesla’s complete automotive enterprise from September 2018 till March 2021.
Guillen had a decade-long profession at Tesla and held quite a few roles on the firm. He began at Tesla in 2010 and reported on to CEO Elon Musk. He was later appointed president of automotive earlier than turning into president of heavy obligation trucking in March 2021. Guillen is a former Daimler govt who was chargeable for the event of the corporate’s new era of Class 8 vans.
The Tesla Semi, a battery electrical semi-truck, remains to be in growth. The corporate first revealed the Tesla Semi in November 2017. It had been slated to enter manufacturing by 2019, nevertheless it has continued to be pushed again. It’s unclear if Guillen’s departure will additional delay the Semi.
In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned through the firm’s 2020 This fall earnings name that every one engineering work on the semi had been accomplished and that it anticipated to begin deliveries in 2021. The provision of battery cells was the one concern limiting the automobile’s manufacturing, Musk mentioned on the time. Three months later, Tesla didn’t present a lot of a progress report besides to say the semi was in growth.
Earlier this month, the corporate introduced that the primary Tesla Semi Megacharger could be put in at Frito-Lay’s Modesto, California supply heart. The Megacharger charging stations shall be able to serving as much as 100 Tesla Semi vans.
It was reported earlier this yr that Tesla is constructing a brand new manufacturing line for its Semi mannequin close to its Nevada Gigafactory location, with the goal of manufacturing 5 semi-trucks per week.