Tesla plans to open an old-school restaurant in Los Angeles Supercharger station
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla seems to be planning to open an old-school drive-in, roller skates, and rock restaurant at one of its new Tesla Supercharger locations in Los Angeles. This is not the first time the idea has emerged as back in 2018, Tesla boss Elon Musk revealed the idea of building a 1950’s styled retro restaurant.
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Tesla has even applied for building permits for a restaurant and Supercharger station at a location in Santa Monica. The project remained in a dormant phase for nearly three years until the automaker submitted new building applications in March 2021.
Tesla’s submitted plan doesn’t mention a restaurant, but it says that the place could become one of the biggest Supercharger stations in the world. Also, despite not mentioning the restaurant in the plan, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has said that the restaurant is still in the plans. And as many know he toys with ideas that often seem like jokes, but ends up being a reality.
In response to a Tweet, Elon Musk tweeted saying that a major new Supercharger station coming to Santa Monica soon, which would have 50s diner and 100 best movie clips playing too. This tweet of Musk has fueled the speculation further.
The project of the Supercharger station has run into some issues during the approval process with the local administration, but Elon Musk’s Tweet appears to confirm that the project is moving forward steadily. The company aims to set up 62 Superchargers, solar canopies, and some amenities, as the newly submitted plan has revealed. The Supercharger station could become operational in Q3 of 2021.
Interestingly, Tesla has been working on ideas to add more amenities at its Supercharger stations for quite some time, which will not only add more appeal to these stations but help the vehicle owners to get refreshed as well. The automaker has also planned to include lounges and small coffee shops to these Supercharger stations. While lounges and small coffee shops seem not so significant step, adding a restaurant will certainly bring a new business challenge to the EV manufacturer.