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Elon Musk is building a diner so Tesla drivers can refill while they recharge

Remember when, back in January, Telsa CEO Elon Musk tweeted out plans to build an “old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant” at a new Tesla supercharger station.

Well, as with so many of his seemingly whimsical proclamations (Hyperloop transport, human colonies on Mars, etc.), it has become apparent he wasn’t joking. Not even a little bit.

The Drive reports Tesla has applied for a building permit to erect said restaurant and supercharger station on the iconic Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, California.

The report points out the site currently houses an old Volvo dealership, but this sounds a heck of a lot more fun.

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Unfortunately, the permit doesn’t mention whether it’ll be a joyous callback to 50s and 60s Americana, as Musk initially pitched at the turn of the year. But would you doubt it?

The idea makes perfect sense, of course. Recharging an electric car isn’t a brief stop like refuelling at the petrol pump.

It takes time to replenish those cells; about the time it takes to order, receive and consume a burger, fries and milkshake, so it happens.

Add a little rock and roll music along with servers on roller skaters and the arduous task of waiting for the car to charge becomes a memorable and satisfying experience.

Hell, why not hang a massive projector screen and turn it into a drive-in movie theatre while you’re at it, Elon?

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