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The Los Angeles Times reports that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is acting on his stated desire to build "an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant” where people can eat while hooking their Teslas up to electric charging stations.

According to the story, “Tesla has applied for permits to build a restaurant along with electric-car charging pumps in Santa Monica.”

The Times writes that Tesla is dealing with a problem specific to its brand - while it has more than eight thousand more than one thousand locations globally, these Superchargers ‘work only with electric cars built by Tesla,” and “many Tesla drivers have complained that most of the automaker's charging stations offer people nothing to do while their cars are fueling up.”
KC's View:
Of course, for all these Tesla drivers a burger, fries and shake are going to cost $87.

Give me In-N-Out any day.