Industry insiders pointed out that Straubels departure was a huge loss for Tesla.
He has been working in Tesla since the beginning. In fact, he brought Musk into the company, so he entered the company earlier than Musk. Nevertheless, Musk later became a co-founder because he made a vital financial contribution to the company at the beginning of its establishment.
Straubels role in Tesla cannot be underestimated. Over the years, the executive has been responsible for several of the companys key technology projects, especially those related to batteries and power electronics. His low-key and stable personality, as well as his technical acumen, can bring stability to the company even when its CEO is in dispute.
Although he will still be involved in Teslas work in the future, it sounds like his new role will be larger than his current position. (Lebanon)
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541