Radical and futuristic were the two words that came to my mind the first time I saw Maybach DRS (Den-Riki-Sha). This vehicle has been designed with intention to align with modern architecture, infrastructure, and nature. The light and transparent design offers the user a range of comfort, safety, and luxury in one futuristic transportation. Maybach “Den-Riki-Sha” (electric powered rickshaw) leverages the traditional values of the classic “Jin-Riki-Sha” (human powered rickshaw).
Designer : Holger Hutzenlaub, Hiroshi Yajimar, Hideki Takahashi, Yong Won Lee, Toru Nakano, Teck-Koun Kim, Masahide Yamada, Daniel Schlapp
This Maybach is the first worldwide NMV (Naturally Manufactured Vehicle). Its production process is unique: Per a highly perfected and complex metamorphosis, a readily developed car is born out of a coded DNA-cocoon. Organic intelligence, aligned with advanced bio-mechanical engineering skills, created this special process being designed for a limited number of exclusive vehicles. A futuristic composition of ultra-light construction with a unique luxurious Exterior and Interior expression.
Powered by a self balancing electric drive unit and controlled by an onboard computer that is plugged into a mega city’s transport infrastructure, the Maybach DRS delivers a smooth, luxurious journey cross town. To extend its range, this human-electric hybrid allows pedaling power to be supplemented by the driver. Meanwhile, the passengers enjoy the journey in their glamorous surroundings.
Maybach traditionally pointed the way to a modern era of luxurious mobility – the “Den-Riki-Sha” continues this heritage, gracing the roads of tomorrow.