VIS­UAL AP­PEAL

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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.

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