Tesla to work on automatic charging system that slithers to cars like ‘solid metal snake’

Researchers are working on an automatic car charging system that would slithers from the wall on its own and connect to a Model S like ‘solid metal snake’.

Elon Musk said that Tesla has been working on the project that would work with all existing Model S vehicles on the road; however, it’s not clear whether such a system would be designed for Supercharging stations, home use, or both, the Verge reported.

Musk had joked that he’d like to see such a system back at the launch of the P85D in October. At that same event, Tesla had talked about autonomous driving hardware that had recently been integrated into the Model S; one new feature was an automatic, electrically actuated charger port door.

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