The spectacularly handled Wubbo Ockels -- professor of aerospace and the Netherlands’ first astronaut -- has spent 13 million euro developing a six-wheel, 23-passenger electric ‘bus’ with a top speed of 155mph.
The monster debuts in May at a trade show in Dubai -- global nexus of what-the-hell-were-you-thinking.
It's called the Superbus, and according to the people that built it, it's going to revolutionalize public transport. The Superbus drives 250 kms per hour and is fully electric. According to its makers, the Superbus is interesting for metropolitan areas that do not want to invest a lot of money into railway infrastructure for hi-speed trains. It combines the speed of high speed trains with the flexibility of road transport.