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It could be an upstart in the automotive world, yet Tesla already has actually a healthy tradition of including Easter eggs in its software updates. The most up to date to be spotted treats Tesla owners to a miniature light prove to — Model S and Model X owners that press the button on their car’s charging manage 10 times in quick succession will certainly see their charging port light up in the colors of the rainbow.

This is the second rainbow-themed Easter egg Tesla owners have actually spotted in recent months. In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk instructed Model S owners to activate autopilot on their cars four times in a row to see “psychedelic cowbell road,” replacing the standard gray road on the car’s instrument cluster along with one that wouldn’t look from place in a Mario Kartgame, and playing the actual cowbell sound sample from the famous Saturday Night Live sketch.

This most recent Easter egg is one of several that Tesla has actually included in its software updates over the past couple of years, suggesting that as various other manufacturers copy Tesla in making electric cars, Tesla itself appears to be taking several of its inspiration from video games. Last week the announced that it was introducing the automotive version of in-app purchases, detailing its plans to enable Tesla owners to “unlock” the potential of their car’s battery by paying an added $3,000.

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