A Tesla Model S, second left, and a Tesla Model 3 automobile, second right, stand by an electrical charging point outside the Tesla Motors Inc. factory (Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Tesla Is Rethinking the Rest Stop for California Road Trips

(Bloomberg) -- In-N-Out Burgers has some new competition for attracting drivers on two heavily traveled stretches of California freeways that help link Los Angeles to Las Vegas and San Francisco: Tesla Inc.’s biggest Supercharger stations yet.

The charging stations in Kettleman City, off Interstate 5, and Baker, near Interstate 15, each have 40 stalls, making them the largest among more than 1,000 in North America, according to an emailed statement Wednesday.

If filling up your Tesla takes half an hour, you might as well get comfortable. The Kettleman City station north of Bakersfield has a play wall for kids, a pet relief area and outdoor space for families. It’s open round-the-clock, there’s wi-fi and there will be food as well. But if you want to stretch your legs, the nearest In-N-Out is just across the street.

And there are inevitable Tesla touches at both: solar-covered parking and Tesla Powerpacks.

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