Watch Tesla’s creepy automatic charger connect to a car

August 6, 2015, 6:53 PM UTC

The future is now, kids. Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped news last December that the electric car maker was working on a charger that would automatically connect to its Model S “like a solid metal snake.” Eight months have passed and Tesla’s ready.

The company released its first video Thursday of the metal snake charger in action–and it’s truly mesmerizing. The reptile comparison is spot-on with its scale-like nodes that twist and connect into the car’s charging port with all the ease of a cobra. It also makes a fabulous GIF to enjoy over and over.