If you’re deathly afraid of snakes like I am, you’ll probably want to pass on Tesla’s prototype robotic charger. The snake-like device offers completely hands-free charging of a Model S but watching it slowly connect to the car left me wanting to turn away.
As you can see, the charging neck stands straight up when not in use. Come charge time, simply park the Model S near the station and everything else happens automatically. The charger cover pops open and the creepy arm goes in for the kill.
Tesla shared the video on YouTube earlier today. It’s unclear at this time if or when Elon Musk and company plan to roll out a consumer version.
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