Gallery: Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students

The three meter long car is front wheel drive and supported by an aluminum-aloy chassis that supports up to 200 kilograms of cargo weight.

A group of 25 Ugandan students from Makerere University’s College of Engineering, Art and Design have built Uganda’s first electric car, the Kiira EV. Initially designed in 2009, the fabricated car was taken for a public test drive last week. Most of the parts of the two-seater, including the core body and combustion system, were designed and built locally.

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