This video doesn’t last long, but it efficiently demonstrates what we can expect in the future. Tesla Motor Company is working hard to create a seamless experience for the customers of their electric vehicles. Not only that they are developing better batteries, faster chargers, smarter cars and more supercharger stations, but they are also creating some creepy stuff which would allow Tesla cars to automatically connect to a power source when its parked near it. An automatic robotic hand would basically find its own way to the car socket and start charging the car.
A snake-like cable cord with creepy science fiction-like exterior appearance automatically connects with the socket when the car is parked next to it. The system probably works with an intricate system of sensors which effectively tells the snake-like cord where to go and where to plug in. This is an extremely practical solution; think just how cool would it be to have it in the garage. Imagine parking a Tesla Model S and just leaving the garage without thinking about connecting the car to a power source. This cord would do it all by itself.
Other systems in development aren’t quite like this. Actually, BMW, Mercedes and some other companies are working on wireless power transfer via induction, but wireless power transfer isn’t as fast or as simple as the transfer via cord. As the Tesla needs a whole lot of power for its batteries, induction isn’t really that practical. This could be better.
Tesla Motor Company will make this option available for all of their vehicles, but we do not have a clue when it’ll come to the market. If all this pans out well for Tesla, it may well be that in ten years or so they become responsible for the most advanced electric car infrastructure in the world. They could become the leaders.