Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the electric Vision Golf Cart design study at 2013 Open Championship.

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the electric Vision Golf Cart design study at 2013 Open Championship.

Created by the firm's design department in Carlsbad, California, the Vision Golf Cart is powered by an electric motor and has a battery pack which is charged automatically through a roof-mounted solar module or via manual charging.

The golf cart is controlled with a joystick installed on the center console which means it can be driven by the passenger as well. The console also has a multimedia panel with a rotatable docking station for an iPhone/iPad and support for USB connection. From this multimedia panel the driver can control the AC, audio system, head-up display and also communication with other golf carts or the clubhouse.

Vision Golf Cart has been envisioned with optional lightweight doors with a click-in function so they can be easily fitted if weather is bad. It also has a retractable lightning rod in case of rain while for sunny days the windscreen can be darkened by touching a button. Rain sensors will turn on the windscreen wipers automatically and there's also a space behind the seats to carry umbrellas.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart offers enough stowage room for two golf bags, along with various cargo spaces in the dashboard and center console for carrying golf balls, sun glasses and scorecards. Beneath the center console there is a small fridge complemented by cup holders located between the seats.

More details can be found in the attached press release.

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