Recent CSU-Pueblo AIM graduate to model nation’s top-ranked electric Tesla S sedan
PUEBLO – 2013 Colorado State University-Pueblo graduate Joey Shaw will represent his new employer, Tesla Motors of Lone Tree, at the Student Involvement Fair near Fountain Plaza on Wednesday, August 28, by showing off the top-rated Tesla Model S 2013, the first premium all electric performance sedan.
The Tesla S will be featured as part of the Automotive Industry Management (AIM) Booster Club booth at the Involvement Fair, which will attract more than 175 campus and community organizations vying to introduce themselves and their services to CSU-Pueblo students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Shaw, ownership advisor for Tesla Park Meadows, explained that the Tesla has set the performance bar at a new level for electric cars, with 300 mile all electric range, 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and a five-star National Highway Transportation Safety Administration crash rating. In fact, the Model S has achieved the best safety rating of ANY vehicle ever tested.
These attributes earned the Tesla Model S 2013 Car of the Year accolades both from the Motor Trend and Automobile magazines.
According to Consumer Reports, the electric luxury sports car, built by a small automaker based in Palo Alto, Calif., is “brimming with innovation, delivers world-class performance, and is interwoven throughout with impressive attention to detail. The sum total of that effort has earned the Model S the highest score in our Ratings: 99 out of 100. That is far ahead of such direct competitors as the gas-powered Porsche Panamera (84) and the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid (57).”
In addition to showing Pueblo the Tesla S, Shaw wants to show the campus and community the success of the AIM program, which annually places more than 90 percent of its graduates with the top automotive companies in the nation. The AIM program provides students with a broad range of management, business and technical skills applicable to the automotive parts and service industries. AIM graduates earn among the highest first-year salaries of all CSU-Pueblo graduates as their students are highly sought by the nation’s automotive industry leaders like Toyota, Chrysler, Subaru, Cummins, Ford, Honda for internships and permanent employment.
“Our (AIM) unique combination of business and automotive technical course work was instrumental in securing my employment with Tesla Motors,” Shaw said.