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Dutch Superbus. The Most Eco Friendly Bus

Updated on May 9, 2012

We life in modern era and the people claimed to be more creative in creating something. This was related with technology. The more creative people and develop technology, they also must consider about the environmental issues. “Go green” and “global warming” are the main reason for them. Both of these issues become motivation for the company in creating eco friendly technology. We can see these in home appliances, electronic equipment, transportations and many things around us.

I don’t know what happened with this world if pollution is increasing with the number of the volume of vehicles produced every day. The road maybe looks complicated and filled by carbon monoxide. This isn't good for healthy. I think we know about this. I wouldn't explain the bad effect caused by the air pollution especially carbon monoxide. This time we can see how these issues put in the vehicle. Netherlands is developing environmentally friendly public transport which capable of carrying 23 passengers. This transport has a speed of 155 miles per hour or maximum speed 250 km/h on the energy stored in a single battery. It is capable of running over 210 kilometers. Wow, Curious? please continued to read....

This bus will be produced and marketed as the best solutions for congestion, pollution, and safety at the same time. This bus is the epitome of sustainable mobility. Who is the man behind this marvelous creation? Wubbo Ockels, the Netherlands' first astronaut as the designer of the luxurious automobile. Wubbo Ockerls is currently known as the professor of mechanical and aerospace technology in Netherland. This bus has length about 15 meters with 23 passengers. With the best privacy and supported by 16 vertical opening doors on each side of the bus (eight on each side). Dutch superbus is made entirely of carbon fiber and fiberglass and also supported by 300 kW electric motors fed by rechargeable batteries. With total output power about 800 horsepower from several electric motors. Personally I never find a bus using rechargeable batteries like this bus. So, I give my thumbs up!

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courtesy of http://www.frontsidebus.net
courtesy of http://www.frontsidebus.net

Based the outer appearance, this bus has streamlined body. This is amazing project and hopefully this bus could accommodate the environmental issue. Dutch superbus is like a high -speed train with low energy consumption. Wow…. Only high technology can make this one. From the appearance, it looks luxurious like a limousine. For the present, there's no information about the fixed schedule to accommodate flexibility in high volume transport on demand. As we know this is a project and I believe the company serious in creating enjoyable vehicle for the passengers. But don’t worry, Dutch superbus has ability to travel on most roads and change its route on demand.

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courtesy of http://www.globalarchitectsguide.com
courtesy of http://www.globalarchitectsguide.com

This project worth € 1,3 million, according to Antonia Terzi as a chief designer of superbus. He is also a former of BMW-Williams Formula 1 team principal. Superbus is an environmentally friendly vehicle to overcome the challenges of mobility, spatial planning, detailed service and environmental demands. Superbus also completed with high maneuverability technology, obstacle detection systems and formidable breaking power. Based on a BBC report, this vehicle will be on display in Dubai next month. When the superbus sold in the market? Just wait and see. I hope we can hear good news for this new transportation. Please enjoy the video below!

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      An Electric bus would have a predictable route that would mean an easily located charging system,thanks for sharing prasetio!;)

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Requirements for every country would be different depending on the transportation demands, landscape(such as flat, or hilly).Small economical cars have come a long way from the time I started driving in the 1950's. I have a small Chevrolet which is more economical, more powerful and more comfortable than a similar size car years ago. Without kids to haul around or much hauling of "stuff' it works out fairly well. However, a family person would need something bigger.

      Hybrid vehicles are being used for public transportation but I do not know how successful they are.

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      Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

      When I read this hub title, I thought this is just a regular bus with bio diesel or bio something fuel. I would happy to have this bus as my regular transport rather than my own car.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      That's an amazing bus, prasetio, thanks for bringing it to our attention. But I, personally, would be loath to travel on the same highway as a bus going 155 miles per hour - if it so chose. It would have to have its own private highway.

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      Dexi 6 years ago from New England

      I wouldn't want to be the driver taking a corner with this bus, but WOW!!! is it cool :) I love the doors and wouldn't mind taking a spin it.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This DOES look like something an astronaut might have a hand in designing! Really sleek and modern. Will be interesting to see if this design is seen on the roadways worldwide anytime soon. Thanks for another great hub. You always keep us up to date on the latest things...smallest things...biggest things...most unusual things, etc. We are always in for a treat reading your hubs. Up, useful, and awesome!

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Great hub Prasetio but I'm not sure I understand how this bus could mesh with traffic if it travel's that fast. Peace my friend! Tom

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Awesome!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Mentalist acer for coming to this hub. I have the same idea with you. This superbus should have own electrical charger somewhere in the middle in the city or it located spread in the are where the bus exist or along the route. It also used for another electric car. Have a nice weekend!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, dahoglund. Thanks for share your story about your old car. It thought it still nice being driven until now. I am glad to know this from you. Some people around me have old car and it still running well until now. Chevrolet is one of tough car I've ever knew, I heard from some people as a Chevrolet fans. Superbus is a project and we don't know in the future. But in my opinion, we can see many kind of this car in the future. Thank you very much for coming. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ign Andy. Nice to see you again. I have the same idea with you if this bus really being used as public transportation. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. Take care!

      Prasetio:)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. Thanks for coming to this hub and share your opinion about this bus. I know most of us doesn't agree with the fastest bus in crowded road. I can't imagine when this really sold in the market. There should be a good driver behind this bus. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, DexisView. Nice to see you here and thanks for coming. Personally, I want to sit in the front and feel how to be inside the fastest and the most eco friendly bus. The door is beautiful also. See you!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peggy. Thanks for your compliment about me and all my hubs. I'm impressed with your comment. I am not really sure about this bus will be sold in the worldwide. The most important thing is the people accept this superbus as one of alternative public transport. I hope you entertained with this information. Take care! Have a nice weekend..

      Love and peace, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Tom. I know this could be a problem for the long vehicle like this. But I thought it would be acceptable for the US roads or Europe roads. But it could be complicated if this bus will operated in Indonesia. This bus could not run optimally. Thank you very much for dropping by. Take care!

      Prasetio:)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, POP. I hope you enjoy reading this article. Cheers..... ~prasetio:)

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      chamilj 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      WOW! Amazing bus! I like it. Thanks for sharing new things with us.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Very cool, I would love to ride in that slick little bus and if it's good for the environment, then even better yet! I hope the idea takes hold.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Chamilj. Thanks for coming and share how you love this information. Have a great day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Fossillady. Thanks for dropping by. I love your idea about slick little bus. I hope there's another invention or research in creating environmental friendly vehicle for public transport. So, the passenger felt comfort without any pollution. Cheers..... ~prasetio

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I am so impressed - imagine, a vehicle like this running on batteries! It may just pave the way for more environmentally friendly ideas. You always bring us the most fascinating hubs, my friend. Great work and rated you up. :) vocalcoach

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      That is a truly impressive bus. It is amazing that it can run on batteries and yest looks like a luxury vehicle. This is a great hub. Voted/rated awesome. Have a nice weekend. Love and Peace

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      This bus concept will do well in Europe, but maybe not in the U.S. Why? Litigation and lawsuits. Somebody will have a problem with the design, and sue because they're not able to get in or out easily. But this may have a chance in the limo market here. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Incredible prasetio! It does look more like a sports car - quite sleek, and runs on batteries? I would be on it a minute! Great research and Hub! Rated up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You continue to bring us the most exciting hubs. I don't know if i would like to go that fast, but i believe electric cars are in our future. Thank you for a well researched hub. Awesome

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Slick-o~! Wow - great job and congrats on the 100 score!!!!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, vocalcoach. Thanks for dropping by. I am glad to read your comment. I have the same idea about this bus, this could open another invention for public transport using a batteries for its power. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Love your research Pras on such interesting topics. And yes, congrats on the 100!!! Whooo Hoooo!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Pamela. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and give your vote. I agree with you, this bus looks impressive and luxurious as well. I hope you enjoy this information. God bless you.

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, A.A. Zavala. My friend, thanks for share your opinion about this bus. That's why I post this information to get many opinions on how if this bus sold in the world, including in US though US also has wide road. I really appreciate your comment. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Chatkath. Personally, I don't believe this could be run with batteries. At least you enjoy this information and entertained with this hub. Thanks for give your vote. Have a great day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. I am glad to see you again. Thanks for always support my hub. I hope you always entertained by reading my hubs. I know it looks so scary ride the fastest bus. You don't need to try this bus, just read is enough for you. See you... Cheers!

      Prasetio:)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Audrey for your compliment about this hub and my hub score. I have a lot of homework to do. But I hope I always give the best information for us. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Sharyn. Thanks for your support and your compliment about my hub score. I hope I always share useful information all the time. This is become my homework. God bless you!

      Prasetio:)

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Interesting hub on the Dutch super bus prasetio.

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      What a cool design! I think it looks great and I especially like the doors! As always a very interesting hub from you, thanks for sharing the latest amazing news! Tina

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Oh my goodness - what a bus. You come up with the most interesting Hubs. Thanks.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, SweetiePie. Thanks for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, thoughtforce (Tina). Thanks for dropping by. I am glad you entertained with this information. I hope my hub always useful for us...amen. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Suzanne for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy this hub as well. Take care. Cheers....

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      Looks wesome. I just think that 15 metres to carry only 23 passengers is not really practical. But is sure looks beautiful.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Tony. Thanks for coming to this hub. I know it wasn't like a common bus. But I hope this information useful for us. God bless you! ~prasetio

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      AllSuretyBonds 6 years ago

      Great Hub. This Eco-Friendly bus is so cool! I wouldn't mind taking a ride in this!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A wonderful invention and you are a genius to find this great product. Thank you for sharing.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, AllSuretyBonds. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for your appreciation to this invention. I hope you enjoy with this information. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Hello, hello. I hope this hub useful for you. We can learn about environmentally friendly technology. Take care! Peace, prasetio

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Looks like the Batmobile... awesome!

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      KenWu 6 years ago from Malaysia

      The electric bus is magnificent. I don't think some countries will love it that much at least in the bigger scale.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, The Jet for coming to this hub. I have the same idea with you. Outer appearance looks like BatMobile indeed. Cheers....

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, KenWu. I hope this project always show positive result and this vehicle really support our environment. I agree with you, we need the bigger one. But this was great project. Bravo!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Prasetio! That would make a nice bicycle trip bus. We need a bike rack on top. God bless nephew.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, Micky Dee. Nice to see you here. This bus so great with batteries as a energy source. For my uncle, this bus need a bike rack on the top. I'll design more beautiful for you. Thank you very much!

      Your nephew, prasetio

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      Wow, prasetio, that is some cool bus. I can see it replacing buses on the streets here in the US only if they make it affordable - they'd probably use it instead of the buses they use for long distance driving. I don't think it could handle the crowds or demanding schedule or tiny streets in the city. Wonderful vehicle though, you have my votes for up and awesome!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Erin for coming to this hub. I am glad you share your thought about this bus. I know this could be so difficult running in tiny street. At least this invention show how we try to solve the problem related with environmental issue. Your vote really appreciated, my friend. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      This technology is amazing, the Dutch Superbus is the most eco friendly bus and very impressive. Thank you once again for bringing such ground breaking and interesting facts to our attention. :) Katie

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Katie for giving your attention to this information. I am glad you enjoy this hub. I hope there are more research to make this bus more better and very efficient. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio:)

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've created another fascinating hub, prasetio! An environmentally friendly bus would be wonderful. I do wonder how easy it would be to get in and out of this particular bus, though. I hope that the creators use the knowledge that they've gained to create new versions of eco-friendly buses.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, AliciaC. Thanks for dropping by. I hope this hub useful for us. I believe there are several researches to make this hub much better. ~prasetio

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      GPAGE 6 years ago from California

      prasetio! WOW! IT'S OFFICIAL! The world will look like the movie "Blade Runner" soon! This is amazing! So happy you showed me this. I hope other places do something similar to help the environment. If they can make something that BIG run on a battery, there is NO excuse!!!!!!! The whole world should be doing this! Always love to read your articles......Voted up! G

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Gina for coming to this hub and share your valuable comment. I agree with you. The world so bigger with the existence of green technology. There's no more pollution in the street. We can take a deep breath freely. What a wonderful moment if we can ride a green car. Thank you very much for giving your vote. I believe God will repay your kindness. Cheers...

      Love and peace,

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      Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

      This is an amazing looking bus and very expensive - looks more like a bus limosine. Thanks for sharing this unique discovery. v/r

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Support Med. Thanks for dropping by. Like your name, you always support my hub and give the best comment every time you visit my hubs. Your vote really appreciated. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This bus is awesome. I would certainly love to travel in it. A great eco friendly journey. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, rajan jolly. Thanks for stopping by. I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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