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This is the Kayoola EVS. It is a 35-seater coach bus that runs on electricity. The buses were produced by students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology at the University of Kampala, Ugandan.

The Kayoola EVS, which has a range of 300 km on a single charge, was launched last February.

It began as an extra-curricular activity, and then it became a school project.





Now, it is the focal point of Uganda’s vision for industrialization and economic transformation. The vehicle is an unfolding reality of wholly manufactured, climate-friendly, innovative 21st-century Made-in-Africa-by-Africans vehicles.

Note, these buses are not only intended for a trade fair or some other kind of exhibitions; they’ve already hit the road.

Some features in the bus include USB jacks, WiFi, air conditioners, auto sanitizer, flat-screen TV, bamboo wood floor, Sears, and disabled rechargeable battery.

Building on the work of these students from the University of Kampala, the Ugandan start-up Kiira Motors has launched the last prototype bus.

The new electric bus branded Kayoola EVS has seen improvements compared to the earlier models. The latter model was also presented at the two-day engineers’ forum organized in December 2019.

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) began as a project, in 2006, by students from Uganda’s Makerere University and 24 universities and colleges across the world. The project was to design a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle.





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Following that three-year project, the Ugandan students decided to develop a Made in Uganda hybrid car. They succeeded in producing their first prototype, the two-seater electric car, “Kiira EV”.

The success of the car marked the official commencement, in 2011, of the Kiira Motor Corporation, an automaker funded by the Presidential Initiative on Science and Technology and the Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives through the Uganda Development Corporation.

KMC has since built the Kiira EV SMACK, a five-seater sedan hybrid that uses both lithium batteries and petrol.





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