It is not very often that construction of a Tesla Supercharger goes unnoticed. It happened earlier this year with the construction of the first V3 Supercharger in British Columbia at High Street Mall in Abbotsford.
That was just a 12-stall Supercharger, but rarely does it happen for a Supercharger that when complete will be the largest in North America.
Located in Firebaugh, California, the new Supercharger will feature a whopping 56 stalls, and was only just discovered yesterday by Tesla fan Bryan on Twitter. Construction is already well underway, as it appears most of the Supercharger cabinets have already been installed.
Just came across this @tesla supercharger being built. Seems like 50+ Not in https://t.co/gRJl82DQVR Firebaugh California. World's largest? pic.twitter.com/C8dnUWXPR0
— Bryan (@bryanMackSC) September 15, 2020
According to documents from the Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning discovered by fellow Canuck and Drive Tesla reader @MontrealTesla, the entire site will encompass much more than just the Supercharger stalls. There will also be a convenience store and restaurant added to the existing building already on site.
Back in 2018 Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a 50’s themed restaurant and drive-in experience, complete with roller skates and rock music would be coming to a new Supercharger in the LA area. What better way to showcase the largest Supercharger in North America, could this finally be the one?
Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2018
The Firebaugh Tesla Supercharger is located at 46272 West Panoche Road off Interstate 5, making it a prime location for those travelling between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The location also puts it just 1 hour and 15 minutes to the north of the famous Kettleman City Supercharger, currently the largest Supercharger station in the US with 40 stalls (tied with Daly City and Baker, California).