Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Sunday that he would implement "many of the suggestions" floated by a New York couple who took out full-page ads in two local Silicon Valley newspapers.
The letter, signed by "two VERY satisfied Tesla owners" from Southold, New York, asks for the car's cupholders to be moved forward, its center console to be redesigned, and sensors that beep to alert drivers when objects are close, among other requests. It was printed in both the Palo Alto Daily News and Palo Alto Weekly.
The couple also thought Musk could do a bit better in the marketing department.
“People are fascinated by my Tesla, and my wife’s Tesla,” they wrote. “Promotion of your cars to the general public could only have a positive effect, creating many additional enthusiastic Tesla owners.”
In response to the very public customer feedback, Musk tweeted a photo of the open letter to his nearly 860,000 followers.
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
Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson told The Huffington Post the company did not have a timeline for when the new features would be available.
"We are fortunate to have such passionate customers," Georgeson wrote in an email.
This story has been updated with a statement from Tesla and to reflect that the ad ran in two newspapers.
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