An entry at “My City,” a scholarship competition of Instituto Europeo di Design’s School of Transportation Design, the “TAKHT LAHORI” by Pakistani designer Ali Murtaza is an articulated, zero emission bus that apart from allowing safe and brisk commutation in Lahore city, the second thickly populated city in Pakistan, will also help in improving the surrounding environment. Powered exclusively by motors located within the wheels that come with an active suspension and regenerative braking, the bus concept also features an “Active Bumper” to provide a mechanical, airbag-powered crumple zone on all sides.
The Cameo is the brainchild of auto designer Martin Pes, who believes that the cities of the future need compact buses that can transport a decent number of passengers without getting stuck in endless traffic jams. The concept bus has been designed in conjunction with STM, Montreal Society of Transportation, and is an electric bus with ultracapacitors for fast and easy charging.
Many who haven’t heard of Wubbo Ockels Superbus can take this vehicle as Limo in new avatar. However, it’s a bus from the Dutch inventor Wubbo Ockels. It has been designed by the Antonia Terzi and also comes with the important asset of using an electric powertrain. Featuring electric motors powered by a lithium polymer battery pack and a braking energy recovery system, the Superbus is not only eco friendly but also a speed bonanza with sleek yet aggressive design.
Brazilian design studio Baita Design has come up with a sustainable bus stop design that cares for odd-hour travelers who have to wait for hours for a bus for their destination. Christened the “Hostation,” the concept bus stop includes a capsule hotel on top, which can reside those who don’t want to spend hours sitting on an uncomfortable bus stop bench.
The Credo E-Bone concept bus is the brainchild of designer Peter Simon, who wants to make public transportation greener. The E-Bone is a zero-emission bus that generates power from a system of hydrogen fuel cells and lithium batteries. Powered by four in-wheel electric motors, the bus carries its power sources on its roof.