Looks like Malta absolutely loves the retro-modern design of an electric bus fleet

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An innovative design for Maltese buses that mixes futurism and nostalgia seems to appeal to the public very well.

In an online survey conducted by Lovin Malta of 328 people, 86% of respondents said they liked the design of Mizzi Studio, while only 3% said they did not support it and 4% said they were not. not sure.

Meanwhile, 7% said it was absolutely irrelevant to them as they would not use the bus regardless of the design.

Mizzi Studio recently launched plans to bring back the multicolored, idiosyncratic bus designs of the past, but this time in an electric and emissions-free fleet.

Their plans have already been approved by the Minister of Transport, Malta Public Transport and Transport Malta, and have received international attention – with prominent figures like Forbes, Wallpaper and Design boom write about it.

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Here are some of the main characteristics of the buses offered

Visualization 05 Mizzi Studio Malta Bus Reborn

• They will be multi-colored, just as they were decades ago when the color of the bus represented a particular destination.

• They will be electric and emission free, in line with EU and Maltese government plans to switch to cleaner vehicles in the near future.

• Traditional hand-painted line patterns and lettering (tberfil) that characterized the old buses will return, but this time thanks to LED technology that will allow drivers to customize their own vehicles.

• They will be fitted with state-of-the-art air conditioning and cooling systems, the absence of which was a major flaw in older buses.

• They will be adorned with traditional symbols, such as angel wings to symbolize victory and flight, an abstract Maltese cross to symbolize national pride and horseshoe badges to ward off evil spirits.

• They will be fully accessible, with intermediate doors to avoid long queues and low floors and ramps to ensure full accessibility for people in wheelchairs.

What do you think of these designs?

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Tim is interested in the rapid evolution of human society brought about by technological advances. He is passionate about justice, human rights and cutting-edge political debates. You can follow him on Twitter at @timdiacono or contact him at [email protected]


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