Tesla Motors today showed off a video of what could be the charger of the future: a solid metal snake-like contraption that can automatically plug itself into the electric vehicle.
A video posted on Tesla's Twitter account today shows a prototype charger carefully slithering its way to the vehicle and then plugging itself in to begin the charging process.
Charger prototype finding its way to Model S. https://t.co/L9E4MR642G— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 6, 2015
The entire process requires absolutely no human effort. Musk first announced in December his team was working on the project. It's unknown how soon Tesla owners could potentially have their own slithering charger.
Btw, we are actually working on a charger that automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake. For realz.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 31, 2014
Tesla also announced on Wednesday it would begin deliveries of its highly anticipated Model X SUV next month. In an earnings statement reported on Wednesday, the company said it plans to produce just over 12,000 vehicles in its third quarter, a 60 percent increase from one year ago, with a small number of those including Model X deliveries.