Harris Bus & Coach has confirmed a deal with Brighton based The Big Lemon for the supply of four all-electric buses. The deal was signed between The Big Lemon and Harris Bus & Coach back in December and the vehicles have now been delivered to the UK.
The four vehicles are Higer Steed EVs, 8.5 meters long, with 175kw battery power and a range of 275km. They boast a seating capacity for 26 passengers, with additional wheelchair capacity and standing room for 22 people.
The four vehicles were delivered with 74 KW chargers and each bus has a mobile defibrillator fitted as part of the standard equipment.
Tom Druitt, the inspiration behind THE BIG LEMON Bus Company has channelled his energy for many years into the community of Brighton. His accomplishments are numerous and range from providing environmentally-friendly bus services to involvement in local politics.Commenting on the deal with Harris Bus & Coach, Tom commented “Brighton, is the largest and best-known seaside resort on the English South Coast and these new buses are set to become our newest tourist attraction. It seems fitting that Brighton should be the beneficiary of this initiative given that, it was home to the first electric railway in Great Britain – Volk’s Electric Railway, which opened in 1883, and is still functioning to this day, so electric transport has a real soft spot in the heart of the Brighton community
Tom’s investment represents the biggest eco-friendly transport project to hit Brighton and the new fleet of Electric buses is adorned in the now familiar bright yellow colour scheme of THE BIG LEMON Bus Company who are leading the way in the Electric mass transportation sector in Brighton.
The fleet of four Midi EV Buses have just been delivered to The Big Lemon and will enter into service very soon. In keeping with Tom’s community spirit, the vehicles will help to reduce congestion through the STEED’s compact size and of course the zero emissions are helping to keep the air quality index as low as possible.
We are very much looking forward to seeing the buses in action and would like to wish Tom and the wider Big Lemon team the very best of luck with their new Higer STEED electric buses.