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PHOTO CAPTION: Makerere University's Kiira EV electric care prototype.

Uganda Rolls Out Its First Electric Car

Developed at Makerere University, Kiira designed for top speed of 100 km/h and range of up to 80 km.

Published: 02-Nov-2011

Makerere University has successfully tested an electronic vehicle, Kiira EV, manufactured by students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology.

Makerere Vice Chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba who flagged off the car at the college premises described the technological innovation as a historic moment.

“It goes on to confirm that Makerere is a top institution,” an all smiles Byaramureeba commented. “When we say Makerere is a great university, you say, ‘are you sure?’ The level of development at Makerere will blow you away. If we keep this up, Makerere will be ranked among the top five universities of the world,” he added.

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