Tesla today closed its first Supercharger station located in its Los Angeles design studio, the source said. The station has posted the appropriate notices, and it has already been removed from the map of charging stations.
The charging station in question was commissioned almost ten years ago. The automaker later expanded the station with additional racks following the release of the Supercharger V3 devices. The station was very popular. What prompted the electric vehicle manufacturer to shut it down?
This is allegedly done for security reasons.
First, the path to the station runs through the back streets of SpaceX’s headquarters.
Second, the station shares a lobby with a design studio where Tesla is working on new cars and secret projects. Some conference rooms are even visible from the lobby.
The source notes that car owners, who spent time in the building while charging was in progress, were asked not to use smartphones in order to exclude video filming or sound recording of what should not leave the walls of the studio. In addition, outsiders were not allowed to pass through the lobby to other areas. Probably, these requests were not always fulfilled, so the company decided to fix the problem in principle.
Owners of electric vehicles will not lose the opportunity to refuel their cars: Tesla has another Supercharger station in the immediate vicinity that is closed.