Wubbo Ockels Superbus – Powerful, Speedy Eco-Friendly Bus

September 21st, 2010 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

This is not a limo, it’s a 15-meter long bus and it’s called Wubbo Ockels Superbus.

The incredible vehicle was developed by the Dutch inventor Wubbo Ockels.

The designer of this 9,500kg beauty is Antonia Terzi. It makes use of an electric powertrain.

The bus’ electric motors are powered by a lithium polymer battery pack.

In addition, the Wubbo Ockels Superbus boasts a braking energy recovery system.

It would be interesting to note that besides being green, the 23-seater Superbus is also able to register impressive speeds.

With a total power output of 408hp that can be doubled for a minute, the Superbus is able to reach a top speed of 250km/h.

In order to make the vehicle more lightweight, engineers made both the frame and the body using carbon fiber. They also used a number of other high-tech materials, including Lexan Policarbonate.

[via Automotto]

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