Tesla is Planning a Charging Station That Includes a Diner And a Drive-In Movie Theater

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Tesla has a history of approving outlandish business ventures, but the next thing they're cooking up (pun intended) is on another level. 

The manufacturer has officially filed an application with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning to develop a charging station with its own restaurant and drive-in movie theater, after teasing the concept on Twitter in 2018 and filing a logo trademark for it in 2021.

The project's planned moniker is the "Tesla Supercharger Diner & Drive-in," according to the filing, which was first found by Electrek.

A restaurant and its parking lot now occupy the area they're wanting to use, which is on a corner on West Santa Monica Boulevard. The idea is to demolish the present structure, remove the trees, grade the site, and then construct their new facilities on a half-acre plot.

The diner is at the bottom right corner, the movie screens are on the top and left corners, and the chargers are all around the perimeter of the lot in this top-down picture.

The charging station will have a total of 34 charging stations, including 29 Superchargers and 5 Level 2 charges. The diner will have a two-story structure with a 3,800-square-foot enclosed lower level and a 5,500-square-foot rooftop dining and food preparation area.

The drive-in movie theater will have two screens viewable to those charging their cars or eating at the restaurant, and it will show 30-minute films to synchronize with the Superchargers' charging times. 

Tesla also requested for authorization to operate the charging station and restaurant around the clock, while the movie theater will only be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to comply with the city's "Commercial Corner" regulations.

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