Tesla announced last 2018 that it is planning to debut a drive-in restaurant at a massive location in Santa Monica, California where servers would roller skate around the place and a retro theme would be observed. However, fast forward to three years later, there are still no signs that it would be continued until permits reveal a new Supercharger V3 station instead.
It seems that Elon Musk's plans of relieving the good ol' 1950s where servers roller skate to a parked vehicle waiting for orders cannot come through for the modern times, but instead, a new massive station debuts. Electric vehicle charging stations already have several locations in California and the country now, but Tesla Superchargers are a rarity in public.
The Tesla Supercharger V3 is one of the best fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, as it can fully charge the vehicle in under an hour or less, along with a 15 minute-charge of almost 100 miles of range for a Model 3. The station can also accommodate other electric vehicles to charge, and would also pair with its fast charging capabilities of almost 1,000 miles per hour.
Tesla Drive-In Restaurant Debuts as Supercharger V3 Station
According to Electrek, a massive location in Santa Monica is changing plans, particularly with Elon Musk's initial statement and claims that it would focus on a drive-in restaurant. Supposedly, it would debut roller skates, rock and roll music, and fast food where electric cars could also fill up its batteries with the available stations.
Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2018
However, there were no reasons specified as to why Tesla has changed its mind, discontinuing the project despite the massive reactions it initially received when Musk first tweeted about the venture in 2018. Moreover, the station will be located in Los Angeles, which is one of the major cities and hubs of the state where EVs are popular and used.
It seems that the world would not be able to experience and see that anymore, at least for the time being, as Tesla's Santa Monica location now has permits to build a Supercharger V3 station instead. The initial plans were a combination of a drive-in restaurant and a Supercharger station which would complement each other as customers would not have to wait without purpose.
Tesla Santa Monica Supercharger V3 Station Is a Good Location
Apart from being near Los Angeles, the Santa Monica station is strategically located along Route 10 and the highway that leads to LA, meaning that it could be a good spot for people to either rest, charge or eat. The duality of the supposed drive-in restaurant could have also been a potential hit of this pandemic as people get to stay in cars and wait for orders.