Conceived and raised by UT Delft students, The Superbus is an all-electric, carbon-fiber 23-passengers vehicle. Since the bus is capable of cruising at a 130 miles an hour, the commute in future is definitely going to be much faster and eco-friendlier than it is today. The low-chassis bus has entrenched lithium-polymer batteries that power its 800 HP electric motors. Sixteen gullwing doors, fully independent, are there to boost its sleek look and passengers’ convenience as well.
Jointly headed by Prof. Dr. Wubbo Ockels, the first Dutch astronaut and a professor at TU Delft, Antonia Terzi, an engineer and a senior aerodynamicist from BMW-Williams Formula 1 racing, and Joris Melkert MSc, the man behind NUNA 3, the world’s fastest solar car, the project team also includes students working under them.
The team has done a tremendous job in supplying the vehicle with high-volume air conditioning, two rows of facing seats and a working space in between. Operating costs and fares will be at par with current fares, however, the mass transit will get better for sure.