Uganda Wants to Produce 5000 E-Vehicles a Year

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  • Uganda’s state-owned Kiira Motors Corp. is working hard to begin producing 5000 electric vehicles a year by 2021, which also includes buses. 
  • The company is supported in its mission by the Chinese manufacturer CHTC Motor Co, a subsidiary of the state-owned Sinomach Automobile Co. 
  • The venture is culminated is an assembly plant currently under constriction in Jinja.

Uganda’s state-owned Kiira Motors Corp. plans to produce electric cars, including buses that will provide public transport in Uganda’s major cities. The authorities estimate that the plant, which will come into operation by 2021, will be capable of producing 5,000 electric cars per year, enough to satisfy the Ugandan market, and even sub-regional markets

Pic: Kiira’s Kayoola Bus Prototype. Credit: Kiira Motors

The partnership with CHTC Motor Co includes the training Kiira Motors Corp. workers which has resulted in the manufacture of two prototype electric buses called Kayoola EVS. This support the government’s vision to produce 5,000 electric vehicles per year. CHTC Motor Co. will provide most of the equipment for Kiira Motors Corp.’s future electric cars.

Jinja’s electric car production line should enable Uganda to position itself in the still nascent market for electric cars in sub-Saharan Africa.



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