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This New Tesla Car Charger Is Terrifying And Awesome

Like Uber, but for solid metal snakes that deliver electricity.

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Tesla has a new, vaguely terrifying automobile charger prototype.

Charger prototype finding its way to Model S.

It basically looks like a robot snake.

Tesla released a video of the newest charger prototype on Thursday morning. In the process, it confirmed one of Elon Musk's wilder claims:

Btw, we are actually working on a charger that automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake. For realz.

Yes, Tesla has, in fact, built a charger that looks like a solid metal snake. From the video released by Tesla, it does appear to be able to find the charging port on a Model S completely automatically — something like the magnetized charging port on a MacBook for the space snakes age.

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Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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