CEO Elon Musk announced on social media that Tesla’s supercharging station in Hollywood will accept Dogecoin as a payment method for food, beverages, and merchandise.
According to the developer of the “first Tesla app store”, Ryan Zohoury, Tesla’s new Santa Monica Supercharger has opened and is already full. As a response to Zohoury, Musk revealed plans to establish a “futuristic diner / drive-in theater” in Hollywood. Adding that DOGE would be accepted as a means of payment.
Musk’s Twitter tweet initially got people confused, with most thinking that the recently opened Santa Monica Supercharger accepts cryptocurrency payments. Zohoury later clarified that DOGE will be a payment method for food, beverages, and merchandise at the Hollywood Supercharger.
Tesla has notably started accepting DOGE payments on its website. Its “cyberwhistle,” “Giga Texas belt buckle,” and “cyberquad” four-wheeler for kids are all priced in DOGE. According to Tesla’s Dogecoin support page, customers who send the wrong amount of the cryptocurrency to its address may have their orders cancelled. Additionally, overpayments will not be refunded to the original payment method. Tesla notes that payments made from multiple wallets for a single order cannot be accepted. Also adding that once an order has been placed using Dogecoin as the payment method, it cannot be stopped.
The well-known Dogecoin proponent has worked alongside the meme-inspired crypto’s co-creator Billy Markus to convince McDonald’s to accept DOGE as a payment option. The fast-food giant responded jokingly on social media with a “grimacecoin,” but no DOGE payments were implemented.
Tesla briefly accepted BTC payments last year after investing $1.5 billion in the popular cryptocurrency. Soon after, the firm stopped accepting Bitcoin because of environmental concerns and hasn’t reintroduced it since then.