Tuesday 17th May 2016
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Electric cars have been criticized as “golf carts” but the design department for Mercedes-Benz has dreamed up a golf cart that looks remarkably like a small city car.

It is pretty minimalist, but the all-electric Vision Golf Cart is as feature packed as can be and was created after synthesizing ideas sent in to Mercedes-Benz by hundreds of golf fans who thought to improve on a rather mundane design.

This enclosed cart is charged via solar panels on the roof, or manually by plugging in.

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It features touch-screens and a center console with multimedia panel with rotating docking station for an iPad or iPhone as well as a USB interface.

The cart can be controlled by occupants on either side via a joystick in lieu of a steering wheel. And it outdoes a Renault Twizy in that it has a “fore” button to issue a warning to unwary golfers in the vicinity of a rogue golf ball in flight.

Pure luxury. And pure fiction at this point. Mercedes-Benz has issued no plans to build this little EV, but if you were wondering what a golf cart from M-B would look like, this it suggests, could be it.

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