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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Watch Tesla's Prototype Charger 'Solid Metal Snake' Plug Itself into a Model S

As reported by The VergeRemember when Elon Musk said Tesla was working on a car charger "that automatically moves out from the wall and connects like a solid metal snake. For realz"? Maybe you do, maybe you don't. It doesn't really matter because now you can see a prototype in action,for realz — and on a "stuff of nightmares" scale of 1 to 10, it's about a 6.5.
To be clear, I'm not saying this isn't impressive — an automated system that can plug itself into a Model S is impressive. It's also, to be sure, very creepy — especially in the slow but deliberate way it twists itself to make a connection. "Solid metal snake" is indeed the best descriptor I can imagine, Elon. Thanks a lot.