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Watch Tesla's creepy 'solid metal snake' plug itself into a Model S

I'm so, so sorry

Remember when Elon Musk said Tesla was working on a car charger "that automatically moves out from the wall and connects like a solid metal snake. For realz"? Maybe you do, maybe you don't. It doesn't really matter because now you can see a prototype in action, for realz — and on a "stuff of nightmares" scale of 1 to 10, it's about a 6.5.

To be clear, I'm not saying this isn't impressive — an automated system that can plug itself into a Model S is impressive. It's also, to be sure, very creepy — especially in the slow but deliberate way it twists itself to make a connection. "Solid metal snake" is indeed the best descriptor I can imagine, Elon. Thanks a lot.

Now in GIF form, so you can watch it again and again and again and again.

And again.

And again.

And again.

AND AGAIN.

AND AGAIN.

NOW DANCE!


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