It goes without saying that the Kiira EV SMACK is the first East African made hybrid vehicle and the prototype was made in Uganda at Kiira Motors Corporation. On Thurday this week, Uganda will unveil the car at Kenyatta International Convention Centre in a bid to attract investors in the region to join the project.
Managing director, Africa Talentbank.com Ltd Miriam Mukasa said
“The reason why we are having a high profile launch is to attract investors from East African region. We are looking for collaboration because it’s an expensive venture. We are looking at $300 million assembly line in Jinja. This vehicle is a prototype and we expect to go to mass production by 2018,”
The car will be unveiled by Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kenya Angelina Wapakhabulo, among other senior officers, which will later be followed by a test drive at the KICC grounds. Ms Mukasa estimated the cost of the vehicle at $30,000 (Sh2.6 million) when it is released into the market. You see our review video of the Kiira EV SMACK below.
KIIRA EV SMACK PART 1
KIIRA EV SMACK PART 2