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

The car can reach up to 200 kilometers per hour and runs for 80 kilometers before it needs to be recharged.

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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