What you’re looking at may as well be the Bugatti Veyron of buses. The new Superbus, conceived by UT Delft students, is an all-electric, 15 meters long, 23 passenger vehicle constructed on a carbon fiber chassis. The group of students were headed by Wubbo Ockels, the first Dutch astronaut and a professor at the University and Antonia Terzi, an engineer and a senior aerodynamicist from BMW-Williams Formula 1 racing.
Power comes from many electric-motors that produce a total of 800-hp and receive their fuel from lithium-polymer batteries. That allows the Superbus to hit a top speed of 155 mph. On a full charge, the Superbus can travel 130 mph.
The Superbus features 16 gullwing doors (8 on each side), air conditioning, two rows of facing seats and a working space between the seats.
No word on how much it costs to run but the team says that a ticket on the Superbus will be on par with current fares.
Hit the jump to see the Superbus in action.
Superbus Artistic Impressions:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Superbus Project