Tesla has resorted to toilet humor to get some more free press.
Tesla is a unique company. Along with creating some of the quickest and most impressive electric cars on the planet, the visionary company is a jovial one too. Hiding Easter eggs throughout various vehicles it produces is something that the company is well-known for, and some of them are really clever. In the past, we've seen an Easter egg that channels the spirit of Mario Kart while a more recent one has hinted at the way future Teslas will interact with passengers. The latest hidden gem uncovered by one Tesla enthusiast is voice-activated and is arguably the silliest one we've seen so far.
As the above tweet shows, saying the words "Open Butthole" will open the charge port of your Model 3 or other Tesla EV. You can then say "Close Butthole" to undo that action. The wording doesn't have to be especially specific either, as one can swap the word 'butthole' for 'bunghole' to achieve the same effect. However, on some vehicles, using the same commands will result in a slightly different command being accepted by the vehicle, as some have found that it opens the rear trunk. This shows that the command is definitely not a bug but also that Tesla hasn't quite decided how it wants the command to be acted on by the car.
The slightly rude command follows a tradition of similarly risque Easter eggs that Tesla has included in the past, with commands like "My balls are cold" turning on the driver's seat warmers. Other commands have been more conservative but still entertaining, with the phrase "Enable Life Support" activating the climate control system. In an industry where every manufacturer seems to take itself more seriously than the last, it's still refreshing to see that Tesla hasn't lost its sense of humor. Then again, when your founder is the wealthiest man on the planet, your work environment is probably a little different from most.