Here’s the shareholder meeting video. Skip to 28:28 for comments about the Tesla semi. And skip to 31:14 for a shifty-eyed hint: “There’s a few other things I haven’t mentioned here. I’d just really recommend showing up for the semi trunk unveiling. Maybe there’s a little more than we’re saying here.”
Musk made that comment immediately after talking about Model Y, but TeslaMondo predicts this “one more thing” will be a Tesla pickup. It would fit the truck theme of the day and generate a flood of useful feedback. But it’s nowhere near production, you say? Since when does Tesla shy away from super-early sneak peeks? No other major automaker is making an electric truck anytime soon, so Tesla has nothing to lose by showing such a concept. Also, there’s minimal risk of a pickup stealing thunder from existing Tesla products.
Anyway, back to the semi:
Tesla’s big rig customers are helping Tesla develop the big rig. It’s amazing that we haven’t seen any leaked images yet. Does Tesla frisk the participants to make sure they’re not packing cell phones? Apparently. But what happens when Neuralink gives us the ability to take snapshots with our eyes, or even “periscope” live video? You can’t ask people to check their brains at the door. Then again, the audience at last year’s Mars colonization event managed to do just that. Remember the Q/A session? Yeek!