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Africa’s first electric vehicle, the Kiira EV was built and designed by young engineers from Uganda

Africa’s first electric vehicle, the Kiira EV was built and designed by young engineers from Makerere University in Uganda.

The KIIRA EV SMACK is a 5-seater front-wheel drive sedan with a traction motor powered by a rechargeable battery bank and an internal combustion engine-based generator. It is the first Electric Hybrid Vehicle designed and built in Africa.

However, this configuration of two power sources ensures an unlimited range and increases the efficiency of the powertrain, hence enhancing fuel economy. This innovative and iterative development programme was envisaged to realize KMC’s systems and requisite competences for the relevant and beneficial institutionalization of an automotive industry in Uganda. The vision of KMC represents the commitment of Uganda to develop indigenous solutions to her essential needs as well as being a fountain of the heritage of the Pearl of Africa.

There are great potential and inventions yet to explored from the African continent.

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