For most, it’s not easy to get the attention of the CEO of a publicly traded company.
But one Southold couple managed to do just that this week.
Who they are remains a question, but “Two VERY highly satisfied Tesla owners from Southold, N.Y.” took out a full-page ad in the Palo Alto Weekly last Friday, writing an open letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a few pointers on what he should consider doing to improve the cars and the brand as a whole.
He responded the next day on Twitter, stating that “many of the suggestions will be implemented soon.”
Ad taken out in Palo Alto Daily by two Model S owners is right. Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon. pic.twitter.com/cF43PvJDgQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2014
Mr. Musk’s tweet was retweeted over 1,400 times, and favorited by over 2,500 of his 862,000 followers.
The motor company — named after famed scientist Nikola Tesla, whose final laboratory is located in Shoreham — was founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Palo Alto. Mr. Musk recently paid homage to the company’s namesake this past July, when the businessman offered a $1 million donation to a local nonprofit raising funds to build a museum at Wardenclyffe, the Shoreham lab.
Mr. Musk has yet to reveal which of the changes noted in the ad the company will make. Among those offered were: including blind spot monitors, resizing the sun visor to accommodate shorter drivers, and beefing up promotion of the company. They also want the cup holder moved forward.