Mercedes has revealed its take on the ultimate golf buggy with the Vision Golf Car concept. It was shown recently at The Open at Muirfield, East Lothian, and has an electric motor running off lithium-ion batteries that can be charged either by solar panels on the roof or from a wall socket.
There’s storage for two sets of golf clubs, and as the Vision Golf Car uses a centre console-mounted joystick rather than a steering wheel, either occupant can take control. Drivers can connect their iPod using a docking station, although a USB socket and Bluetooth are also included.
Luxuries include a head-up display and air-con, along with a system to communicate with other golf buggies on the course and with the clubhouse. Drivers can also access a map of the course, see an up-to-date weather report or check their scorecard, plus there’s even a ‘fore’ button so they can warn other drivers if they hit a slightly wayward drive.