Tesla Is Making 'Green' Happen Thanks to One Ambitious 10-Year-Old Girl
Bria Loveday is just 10 years old, but she's already on her way to becoming a brown-belt martial artist, and has aspirations to run for public office one day.
While her potential presidential run is decades away, she is still chock full of ambitious ideas.
On Wednesday, she wrote to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, suggesting that Tesla launch a homemade commercial contest with rewards. Responding within the hour, via Twitter, Musk said her idea was "great" and wrote: "We'll do it!"
Loveday was shocked at his timely response, her father told Fortune.
Thank you for the lovely letter. That sounds like a great idea. We'll do it! https://t.co/ss2WmkOGyk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2017
"She was elated. She said, 'Already he responded?' And then her next question was, 'Am I going to have to do interviews and stuff?'"
Her well written letter is signed "Your 'Green' Fan" and praises the Tesla mission while also sharing her future politician dreams to protect the environment.
Loveday became infatuated with Tesla's mission after her father, a freelance automobile writer, taught her all about solar energy and Tesla's green-friendly initiatives.
"At her age, she thinks anything is possible," Steven Loveday said. "That's why she wants to get into a position later in life where she can make her ideas possibly a reality."
Her father tells Fortune that her letter could have been promoted by his recent pieces about the environment and his wife's — who is a teacher — vocal political frustrations.
"When she sees things that maybe bother her, she doesn't understand why people like her can't go out there and make a change," her father said. "She really likes to be heard. She definitely speaks out and she likes to write. I think it's a great thing."
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