The world’s motoring press virtually swooned as one as the wraps recently came off the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 – an all-electric concept coupe capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km per hour in less than four seconds.
By any standard, it has stunning visual appeal thanks to the way in which it echoes classic automotive design principles with a glimpse of the future.
But arguably the most interesting aspects of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 – which measures almost six metres long – are hidden from sight, most notably batteries under the floor which offer a range of more than 500 km, according to the manufacturer.
This is an emissions-free car that can be charged via a traditional cable, or wirelessly by an electromagnetic field. And just five minutes of charging can achieve an additional range of around 100 km – for those in a real hurry.