Harris Group dips its toe into electric car market with Chinese import

Group plans to expand into passenger sector, having imported commercial vehicles from China for a number of years

Denise Harris, chief executive, Harris Group, with Mark Barrett, general manager, Harris Maxus. Picture: Bryan Meade

The Harris Group is planning to start selling and distributing a fully electric car for the passenger market in Ireland before the end of the year.

The Dublin-based vehicle importer and distributor is planning on importing the Maxus Mifa 9, a seven-seater people carrier made in China, which will have a driving range of up to 400km.

The group has been importing electric commercial vehicles (EVs), in partnership with Chinese company SAIC Maxus, for the ...