Tesla has not abandoned the idea of ​​releasing a robotic serpentine charging system for its cars

Tesla has not abandoned the idea of ​​releasing a robotic serpentine charging system for its cars

October 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla has not abandoned the project of a robotic serpentine charging system for its cars, and intends to bring the device to mass production. This was announced by the head of Tesla Elon Musk on Twitter, answering questions from users.

Tesla has not abandoned the idea of ​​releasing a robotic serpentine charging system for its cars

Tesla first showed a prototype of an automated charging system called Solid Metal Snake back in 2015, posting a short video demonstrating the system using the Model S as an example. However, there have been no updates on the development status since then. And now Elon Musk broke a five-year silence and announced in several tweets that Tesla is still planning to implement this concept of charging in the form of a snake in a serial product.

Musk also jokingly noted that the installation will necessarily play “snake jazz”.

Alas, the head of Tesla did not specify the release date of this system.


As you know, the release of the next major update of the Tesla autopilot is scheduled for mid-December, within which the software component of the system has been completely redone. The closed beta test of the updated version of FSD, with which the proprietary Autopilot system will grow to the highest level 5, will begin in the US on October 20.

The launch of the promised Tesla Network robotic taxi service with 1 million self-driving cars, which the company originally planned to launch in 2020, will depend on the implementation of full Full Self-Driving. The Solid Metal Snake automated charging system is likely part of Tesla Network’s plans.