In a groundbreaking move that underscores Tesla’s commitment to enhancing the EV charging experience, the company has secured the necessary permits to establish a unique Diner and Drive-In Supercharger in Los Angeles.
This development, as confirmed by documents from the LA Department of Building and Safety, is a testament to Tesla’s innovative approach to the EV infrastructure.
Tesla’s Supercharger Network, already the most comprehensive of any global automaker, is set to be further revolutionized. While advancements in charging technology have reduced wait times, the allure of a multifaceted experience at these stations remains.
Enter Tesla’s latest venture: a combination of a diner and a drive-in movie theater, poised to redefine the charging stopover.
For years, the electric vehicle giant has hinted at the possibility of such a facility. The finalized plan boasts 32 Supercharger stalls, dual screens showcasing iconic movie scenes, and a diner crowned with rooftop seating.
Originally slated for Santa Monica, the project has since shifted to a prime location in Hollywood, specifically at 7001 W. Santa Monica Boulevard.
The journey to this point has been marked by rigorous regulatory scrutiny. Tesla’s applications, spanning various facets of the project, have been met with both approvals and requests for modifications.
However, the most significant milestone came in late July when the City of Los Angeles sanctioned Tesla’s proposal to grade the site, erect walls, and install movie screens. This approval, arriving eight months post the initial application in November 2022, was formalized with a permit issued on July 18.
Stantec Architecture, headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is the visionary behind the project’s design. On the other hand, PCL Construction Services Inc., hailing from Glendale, California, is entrusted with bringing this vision to life.
With the initial grading inspection on August 9 receiving a nod of approval, Tesla is now poised to commence this ambitious endeavor.
In essence, this isn’t just another Supercharger station. It’s a destination. With 32 state-of-the-art charging stalls, a diverse culinary experience at the diner, rooftop vistas, and a cinematic experience curated by none other than CEO Elon Musk, Tesla is setting the gold standard for what an EV charging stop can offer.