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Maybach makes a rickshaw

Maybach develops an electric powered rickshaw.

What the hell is this?

According to luxury maker Maybach, a radically new car culture will arise in the near future and we'll all travel around in electric rickshaws. That's exactly what the Maybach DRS, or Den-Riki-Sha (electric powered rickshaw, in English) is. The company also claims that it would be the world's first naturally manufactured vehicle (NMV), as it would be born from a coded DNA cocoon. Right.

Any new technology?

Power comes courtesy of a self balancing electric drive unit and the DRS would be controlled by an onboard computer that links up to a city's transport infrastructure.

Could it replace a current model?

Nothing in the current Maybach line-up. We're pretty sure that none of the company's existing cars are grown from cocoons.

The Maybach DRS is one of nine designs competing for honours in the 2010 LA Design Challenge.

Published on October 22, 2010
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