Tesla has revealed a robotic charging snake that automatically hooks up when you drive in your garage. But it looks more likely to swallow owners whole.
The charging snake is a disconcerting articulated metal tentacle that seems to sniff out the Tesla’s charging point before docking itself and delivering charge.
The trouble is, it looks more like something from Alien than a car accessory, and we can’t actually decide whether the charging snake is intimidating or sensual. Perhaps it’s both?
Maybe the Tesla designers set out to create something that would cause a strong reaction, or maybe they see the beauty in its abilities, rather than the creepiness of its actions.
Whether this prototype charging snake will make it to market we don’t yet know, but if it does it will probably serve as a deterrent to garage thieves too – especially if its starts to probe them looking for an available orifice.
Tesla Charging Snake Video