Tesla’s Latest Software Update Easter Egg Is a Rainbow Charge Port

By: | May 11th, 2016

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Not too long ago I wrote about an easter egg from Tesla Motors that demonstrated how to unlock Mario Kart’s “Rainbow Road” within autopilot mode.

Now, a new software update easter egg has been discovered, this time resulting in a rainbow charge port.

Pressing the button on the charging handle ten times in quick succession, of either a Tesla Model X or Model S, will turn the normal charging experience into a rainbow charge port.

The whole rainbow theme is lost on me, but I’m really digging what Tesla is doing to differentiate itself within the market.

Allowing owners to unlock things within their vehicles over time, and regularly providing easter eggs, generates way more excitement than the traditional car buying and ownership experience.

Don’t be surprised if owning a Tesla soon becomes increasingly like playing a video game, where people are continuously racing to unlock neat features and discover hidden gems with their cars.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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