It took a while, but Santa Monica’s Planning Commission has approved Tesla’s conditional use permit to build the world’s largest V3 Supercharger station.
We first learned about the potential Supercharger station earlier this week ahead of a meeting on March 3 to consider Tesla’s proposal.
The meeting began at 5:30pm PST with Tesla employees in attendance to present to and answer questions from the commissioners. After three long hours of discussion, the Supercharger station was approved in a 5-2 vote.
After 3 long hours, the conditional use permit for the world’s largest V3 Tesla Supercharger has been approved in a 5-2 vote.
Credit to the two Tesla employees who fielded all those (many ridiculous) questions! pic.twitter.com/VykvpmDZAM
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The 62 stall Supercharger station will actually be split over three parcels, 1401 and 1421-1425 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Construction of the west parcel with 36 Superchargers and a restroom building will begin this summer. Construction on the two east parcels will begin later in the year to add the final 26 V3 Superchargers.
When complete it will surpass Firebaugh with its 56 V3 Supercharger stalls as the largest V3 station in the world. There is a larger 72 stall station in Shanghai, China, but that features V2 Superchargers.
Use the slider below to see before and after renders of the proposed site.
If you have some spare time, you can watch the meeting below.