According to new signs posted at the Hawthorne Supercharger, the station will be permanently closed to the public starting July 19th (Monday).
The reason for the permanent closure remains unclear, but Tesla has been trying to get the site out of the public’s eye for a while. After a V3 Supercharger opened at a nearby Target, the location was removed from both the car maps and the Find Us map. Last month, Tesla stated the location would be subject to “power outages” and they “highly suggest selecting a nearby Supercharger site” to charge at. It doesn’t seem to have fazed local Tesla owners as they continued to charge at the iconic location. Now, Tesla has made it crystal clear that they do not want the public to charge here anymore.
New sign at the Hawthorne Space X supercharger. Wonder if they are going to slowly remove access to it. pic.twitter.com/OekXUISA2f
— Zack (@BLKMDL3) June 21, 2021
Hawthorne is one of the original 6 Superchargers, and has been operating for the last 9 years. It was the only location in Metro Los Angeles until the Culver City Supercharger opened 2 years later, in 2014. There are now 8 other Superchargers within a 10-mile radius. If you ever need to charge in the area, the two nearest Supercharging stations are the following:
Hawthorne, CA – West 120th Street
Target – 2700 West 120th Avenue Hawthorne, CA 90250
16 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 250kW
Hawthorne, CA – El Segundo Boulevard
Courtyard by Marriott – 4427 West El Segundo Boulevard Hawthorne, CA 90250
12 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 72kW