The new, 100% electric and metro-ready Steed (Sustainable Transport Electric Energy Delivered) represents the next generation of sustainable, accessible and affordable zero-emissions public transport. Optimised to Harris Group specifications by manufacturer Higer, China’s leading bus and coach exporter, the Steed has been made to answer growing demand for greener bus solutions from public and private operators as well as the general public.
‘Metro ready’ is a new term Harris Group use to define the extended range Steed can deliver as the first real cross-over EV Bus capable of urban and rural travel In the one defined operational route. Using intelligent Higer power saving technology to extend the usable operational range between required charging, Steed is versatile and competent in all environments.
The Steed is powered by CATL Lithium Ion Batteries producing 174 Kw of power. CATL are one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers with supply partnerships to global vehicle manufacturers including Toyota, Mercedes, Jaguar Landrover, BMW PSA group and Higer Bus.
Each vehicle is also delivered with its own CCS2 DC fast-charging infrastructure providing a full charge in less than two hours, maximising on-road time.
The Steed also leads the charge in terms of passenger accessibility and comfort, boasting an 80% flat floor with front wheelchair ramp, comfortable seating, wide aisles and ample storage for luggage. Additional features include saloon air conditioning and low power, high output destination boards. The Steed has a maximum passenger capacity of 48 (26 seated/22 standing).
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