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@Kaustubh Katdare • 01 Jan, 2015
Elon Musk's got lots of crazy ideas and has millions of dollars for bringing them to reality. What's more awesome is that he's been able to build a solid team of engineers that make things for the future. Musk's tweeted that his engineers are actually working on the charger from 22nd century - a solid metal snake like charger that will detect when the car's around and move out of the wall to automatically connect to the charging port on the car. The new charging system will work with the current Model S variants and all the upcoming cars from Tesla Motors.

Tesla-Metal-Gear-Snake-Charger

Musk isn't providing any more details about the system as of now, but in the video embedded below (especially 9:15 sec+) from the P85D event, he hints at possibility of such a system. Of course it's very uncool to manually connect the charger to the charging port of your car; especially if you are a Tesla owner. Check out the video -


We let our creative juices flow to imagine how'd feel like to use the system. Also wouldn't it be great if the system's adopted for chargers for our gadgets? Think of it: You place your phone on the table and the USB that runs from your laptop or desktop automatically connects to the phone and begins charging it! Do let us know your thoughts via comments below.

Source: ElonMusk (Twitter)
@Marley Chil • 01 Jan, 2015 This a very good thing and will provide greater security for Tesla owners
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@Rajesh Parashar • 01 Jan, 2015 We have wireless charging systems for smartphones now. Hopefully the guys in the Tesla kitchens must be working on some wireless charging system for future Tesla models. What it be like you park your car(or Car will park itself!!) & the battery in the car base get the charge from parking ground surface integrated arrangements!!
@Kaustubh Katdare • 01 Jan, 2015
Rajesh Parashar
We have wireless charging systems for smartphones now. Hopefully the guys in the Tesla kitchens must be working on some wireless charging system for future Tesla models. What it be like you park your car(or Car will park itself!!) & the battery in the car base get the charge from parking ground surface integrated arrangements!!
I think they did work on that already. I've had a chance to visit an Israeli company (which no longer exists) called 'Better Place'. They were working on wireless charging systems for car batteries. I guess they didn't find it a viable solution because wireless charging was slower than traditional way of charging. I'm not 100% sure of this, though.
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