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Dutch Superbus Eco-Friendly Transit Vehicle Zooms Along

The Netherlands has developed an electric “Superbus,” an eco-friendly form of public transit that can carry 23 passengers and reach a top speed of 250 km (155 miles) per hour.

As the BBC is reporting, the state-of-the-art vehicle is the brainchild of Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels, who is currently a professor of aerospace sustainable engineering and technology.

In about five to ten years it will drive in the Netherlands, “expect Ockels. The vehicle runs on electricity, is 15 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 1.65 meters high. Will hold 23 passengers and a driver.

The development of the first prototype has costed 13 million euros and is funded by the Dutch government, TU Delft, Connexxion and a number of other companies.

The lengthy carbon fiber and fiberglass vehicle is reportedly set to make its debut at a trade fair in Dubai next month.

Watch video of the Dutch “Superbus” below: