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Uganda-owned Kiira Motors Launches Kayoola Electric Solar Bus That Goes 300km Per Charge

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First of its kind on the African continent, Uganda-owned Kiira Motors launches 90-passenger Kayoola Electric Bus that goes 300km per charge.

The electric bus was designed and manufactured by the students of the Makerere University holding. 

 

Uganda-owned Kiira Motors Launches Kayoola Electric Solar Bus That Goes 300km Per Charge - autojosh





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Uganda government owned Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) has launched its market entry product, Kayoola EVS, a fully electric city bus with a range of 300 kilometers on a full charge.

The electric bus was designed and manufactured in collaboration with the students of the Makerere University holding, with the later holding 4% stake in the Kiira Motors Corporation.

Uganda-owned Kiira Motors Launches Kayoola Electric Solar Bus That Goes 300km Per Charge - autojosh

Kayoola Solar bus is the first of its kind on the African continent. It relies on lithium-ion batteries to power an electric motor that is coupled to a 2-speed pneumatic shift transmission.

At full charge, the 90 passenger (49 Seated + 41 Standing) Kayoola EVS bus will go up to 300 kilometers. The current charging technology is able to fully charge the battery in 2 hours.





Uganda-owned Kiira Motors Launches Kayoola Electric Solar Bus That Goes 300km Per Charge - autojosh

Its eco-friendly technology is designed to conserve the environment and public health. Features inside the bus includes TV, Automatic Sanitiser, USB powered outlets to charge appliances as well as WiFi internet connection.

The Ugandan government is hoping that all other African countries, Inc Nigeria, have these sophisticated buses in their transportation system.





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