Dude, What is Going on Here?

So I'm in traffic, and look over, to see this. There are a series of wires going from the engine bay of this Volkswagen Tiguan to a small utility hole. Did some ingenious utility worker figure out how to jump a car with power lines? Is that safe? Is it the other way around, and the Tiguan powering a city block? I have so many questions. It should also be noted that this photo was taken in Boston, Massachusetts, and not New Jersey. The clutter on the dash suggests utility truck, but why is a Boston utility worker driving a Tiguan with NJ plates? As I stated before, so many questions.