Thursday, 04 March 2021 10:53

Tesla Supercharger V3 Station with 62 Stalls in Santa Monica Gains Approval Despite Objections

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


...the number of stalls in the Supercharger, with one commissioner asking why Tesla couldn’t just build fewer stalls and have EV owners make appointments.


Commissioner Ellis Raskin suggested the Supercharger V3 station was a project for the rich.


“You all know I’m an environmentalist, but I’m not in support. This [project] supports the rich,” Raskin said. 


Despite all these concerns and opposition, the Santa Monica Planning Commission nevertheless approved the 62-stall Tesla Supercharger V3 station, which would be one of the company’s biggest V3 sites to date. A good reason for this may very well be the efforts of Tesla employees Noelani Derrickson and Nadir Hossain, both of whom addressed the commissioners’ concerns.


Tesla owner Robert Rosenbloom, who listened in on the full three-hour session, said ultimately, the commissioners’ opposition to the Supercharger V3 site was quite strange considering Santa Monica is a reasonably progressive city with strong support for environmentalism, with the city even allowing electric vehicles with an HOV sticker to park on city streets without paying into parking meters. 


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