Tesla's disturbing new "snake" charger can plug itself into cars, human assistance not required

Tesla unveiled its long-rumoured “giant metal snake” contraption in a 36-second video on both YouTube and Twitter Thursday, less than one year after CEO Elon Musk raised eyebrows by alluding to it on Twitter.

“Btw, we are actually working on a charger that automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake,” he tweeted in December of 2014. “For realz.”

As far-fetched as this sounded, it was hard for the web to put anything past Musk, the prolific inventor and business magnate behind SpaceX, SolarCity and PayPal.

That one tweet sparked thousands of online conversations about what the charger would look like, when it would be available, and whether or not it had a thirst for human blood.

The latter two questions have yet to be answered, but tech-watchers were excited to finally see the prototype in action when Tesla dropped its video this week.

https://youtu.be/Z9237Ebxm4c

Musk’s robot snake had been viewed more than 1.5 million times onYouTube alone after just one day of being live, and Twitter continues to reel with emotion over its existence.

Tesla's disturbing new "snake" charger can plug itself into cars, human assistance not required
Tesla’s disturbing new “snake” charger can plug itself into cars, human assistance not required

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