[/blockquote]First, was the Kiira EV, then came Kiira SMACK EV prototype cars and it seems Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is just not done with showing us more vehicles in different shapes and size. Reliable sources have informed this blog that the company will be unwrapping their latest prototype Electric Vehicle (EV) dubbed the Kayoola bus in February. In a recent interview, KMC CEO told the press that they will make different kinds of cars including pickups, compact SUVs, sedans, light and medium duty trucks and buses and the first commercial 305 cars from Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) will be complete by 2018 assuming all the necessary infrastructure and human resources are put in available. Located in Jinja, KMC is planning to grow to 60,000 cars per year by 2039.
The 30-seater Kayoola bus EV is the product of years of extensive research into vehicle systems that would offer fuel-efficient solutions for Africa. For now, the bus will be fully electric, with batteries in the belly of the body, and a solar panel on the roof to supplement power. It is designed to for about 80-100km, without recharge
At the beginning of 2015, Indian based Hinduja Group and the Government of Uganda entered an understanding to set up Commercial Production of Trucks and Buses in Uganda through a Joint Venture, called the Kiira Ashok Leyland. KMC has committed its self to make safe and environmentally friendly vehicles. They will need to train over 200 Ugandan engineers, lawyers, accountants and entrepreneurs in the next six years in countries where cars are made to be able to develop indigenous Kiira technology. Keep it hooked at Techjaja for more developments on this.
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