Tesla reveals prototype of snakelike automatic charger

Tesla Snakelike Charger

On December 31, 2014, Elon Musk tweeted: “We are actually working on a charger that automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake. For realz. This can be used with all existing Model S cars, not just future ones.”

Musk first mentioned the automatic charging idea in October 2014 at Tesla’s Dual Motor and Autopilot unveiling when he teased some driverless functionality as “exciting long term possibilities.” He said that Model S could soon park itself, and also come to you when summoned, even using your online calendar to determine where and when you need it.

This morning on Twitter and Facebook, the company released a video of a hands-free automatic charger prototype.




Source: Tesla

  • ned_plimpton

    (Funny how they release this while $TSLA is in a free fall)

    In any event, WOW! That is so fracking cool! And it’s what is so great about Tesla, they pursue every single cool feature that could be possibly be engineered. Like 0-60 in 2.8 sec… not really necessary, but so inspiring to see happen.

  • bytrain

    Since when is an 11% adjustment considered “free fall?”