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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.
Teslas are already cool enough, but when Elon Musk teased the ‘snake’ charger a while back, it was too much. We almost hoped he was just kidding, but no — he wasn’t. The snake is real, and it’s amazing.
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
The snake charger is meant to sit in your garage, like a Cobra waiting for a Tesla it can strike. Once your car is in position and the charger cap is open, the snake gets to work.
Charger prototype finding its way to Model S. https://t.co/L9E4MR642G — Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 6, 2015
Snake (I don’t know what Tesla is naming it, but I like Snake — or ‘Eel’, since those are also electric) is currently in testing, so don’t expect this to be up for grabs any time soon. Still, it’s the coolest thing we’ve ever seen for electric cars.
This is why we all love Tesla; cool products we can actually have (someday). Now if they’d hurry up with that $35,000 Model 3, I’d be set.
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