A diner and drive-in movie theater where you can charge your electric car sounds like something concocted in the mind of Doc Brown, but Tesla plans to make it a reality in Los Angeles. The electric car company nabbed a permit for Diner and Drive-In Movie Supercharger, according to Teslarati.
The restaurant-movie theater charger station would be quite the feather in the Tesla Supercharger Network’s hat. The new station could usher in a new era of functionality and fun while giving Tesla owners a destination for charging.
Architectural model designer Ed Howard posted final renderings for the location on X. The images depict a sleek, futuristic-yet-retro building next to a parking lot full of electric cars, some parked facing a large drive-in movie screen. The building’s red, white and neon color scheme harkens to classic 1950s diners.
Construction hasn’t started on the station, which will be located at 7001 W. Santa Monica Boulevard, but the site will include 32 charging stalls, a restaurant with rooftop seating and two movie theater screens. Arizona’s Stantec Architecture and California’s PCL Construction Services Inc. are reportedly tied to the project.
The process has moved quickly, according to the report. After filing relevant applications in November, Los Angeles approved Tesla’s plan and issued a permit on July 18. Tesla got approval to move forward with the project after the initial grading inspection was completed and approved on August 9.
Tesla did not immediately respond to request for comment.