The B2us hybrid bus concept is aesthetically simple and technically sustainable
Electric vehicles, zero emission motorbikes and even innovative bicycles tend to hog the ‘green’ limelight. But, buses with their much higher passenger carrying capacity, have the potential to contribute to a greater degree of sustainable efficiency. The green approach can even be holistic, because of their(buses) status as a definitive component of public transportation. Taking all of these into account, industrial designer Francesc Gasch has conjured up the hybrid powered B2us, which is a low emission public bus, proposed for the renowned city of Barcelona.
The concept form exhibits a clean, uncluttered linearity combined with smooth curves at the corners. The simplistic color combination of black, red and white also is easy on the eyes, even as the efficient features on the inside of the bus is what really stands out. The transmission will be hybrid, with part of it being guided by clean solar power. The solar panels are installed on the top roof. The advanced suspension would be based on magnetic levitation (a method by which an object is suspended with support from magnetic fields).
All said, the most striking attribute of the B2us will be its utilization of OLED (Organic LED) technology. The element of novelty will become much more apparent, as the side facades would display information (on the inside) regarding location of the bus and seat availability. According to the designer, the OLED panels will allow imaging of complex surfaces with significant efficaciousness. So at the end of the day, we will have an aesthetically simple, eco friendly bus that accentuates the sustainable facet of public transportation as well as that of the overall city.
Designer: Francesc Gasch