Public transport is about to get a lot more exciting as the Superbus concept has been unveiled at the UITP Mobility and City Transport Expo in Dubai.

Public transport is about to get a lot more exciting as the Superbus concept has been unveiled at the UITP Mobility and City Transport Expo in Dubai.

Developed by the Netherland's Delft University of Technology, the fully-functioning prototype measures 15,000 mm (49.21 ft) long, 2,550 mm (8.20 ft) wide and 1,650 mm (5.41 ft) tall. It features an aerodynamic body with sixteen gullwing doors and the ability to carry 23 passengers and a driver.

Tipping the scales at 9,500 kg (21,000 lbs) fully loaded, the bus is motivated by a lithium-ion battery which sends power to an electric motor that has a peak output of 600 kW (805 hp / 816 PS). This enables the prototype to hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and travel up to 210 km (130 miles) on a single charge.

If everything goes according to plan, the Superbus could be hitting the streets of Dubai as early as 2015.

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