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 both companies back in December 2020 and the vehicles have now been delivered to the UK.
The four vehicles are fully-electric Higer Steed buses, 8.5 metres long, with 175kw battery power and a reported 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 74kw chargers and each bus has a mobile defibrillator fitted as part of the standard equipment.
Commenting on the deal with Harris Bus & Coach, The Big Lemon chief executive, Tom Druitt said: “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.”