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Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept
From Engadget - August 18, 2017

Of course if you are the owner of a Mercedes-Maybach vehicle you are probably going to be getting it valet parked everywhere you go anyways. The automaker's ultimate luxury brand is known for big powerful cars that cost a pretty penny. The Vision 6--if it ever makes it to market--will no doubt be no different. And like other cars in the line, it will be powerful. But instead of gas, it will use electrons to push its girth down the road.

The all-wheel drive cabriolet has four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors pumping out 750 horsepower. It will do zero to 60 in under four seconds and has a top speed governed at 155 miles per hour. The flat battery pack stationed at the base of the vehicle will keep the gigantic--and fast--car on the road for 200 miles according to Mercedes. Plus thanks to DC fast charging, Mercedes says the Vision can be charged to go up to 60 miles in five minutes.

While the exterior of the car is from the time of Al Capone, the interior is futuristic in most regards. The Vision 6 extends the dash design found in the Mercedes EQ SUV. Like that concept car, it will intelligently share information with the driver and passenger based on location, time of day and upcoming events. The controls are entirely touchscreen, which is expected. What's unexpected is the visible pulsing blue wires at the front of the cab that are used to display the energy usage of the car.

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