Target: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk
Goal: Commend Tesla for creating car boasting a record safety rating
California car company Tesla Motors is known for creating an environmentally friendly line of electric cars, but it has recently improved the options available to drivers in another way. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a government agency responsible for ensuring the safety of vehicles sold in the US, has found Tesla’s Model S sedan to be the safest car ever tested by the agency. The company deserves recognition for its commitment to greener driving and for ensuring driver safety.
The Tesla Model S sedan was awarded the maximum safety rating of 5 stars in all categories, and a record 5.4 star overall vehicle safety score. It also set a new record for the lowest risk of injury to occupants, faring better than every other major make and model car approved for sale in the country. Many of the car’s safety features are a direct result of its green functionality; electric motors are much smaller than traditional car engines, leaving more room to disperse the force of a crash.
By creating an electric car that is both eco-friendly and very safe for drivers, Tesla has helped to expand the appeal of green cars to a wider section of the market. It also puts pressure on other car manufacturers to produce vehicles that meet or exceed the safety rating benchmark Tesla has set, improving overall options for consumers. Please sign this petition to commend Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his company’s commitment to safety and the environment.
Dear Elon Musk,
Tesla is most known for their stated goal to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars”, but a commitment to greener cars is not the only reason your company deserves recognition. Recently, the Tesla Model S sedan has been awarded a record overall vehicle safety score by the National Highway Traffic Administration, showing Tesla’s dedication to driver safety as well.
This is important because it not only protects consumers of Tesla’s products, but also encourages others in the industry to pursue higher safety standards as well. Thank you for your steps to put greener and safer vehicles on the road, and pressuring others to do the same in the process. The standards set by your Model S sedan will help to protect both the safety of consumers and the health of our environment, and you deserve to be commended for that.
[Your Name Here]
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