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When we start riding the cool Kayoola buses

They have provided USB ports in this electric bus to keep our phone battery stable so as to send that important text before the battery runs out. And guess what – who would not jump on a bus that provides free Wi-Fi?

May 25, 2020

Kayoola electric buses promise to change the future of public transport (VIDEO) – Nile Post

Like elsewhere in the world, the Coronavirus outbreak has drastically changed how people live and move in Uganda. One of the sectors facing a total overhaul is the transport sector and it seems the Kayoola buses are the tipping point of this change.

May 24, 2020

Kayoola electric bus hits road, Ugandans told to buy

Ugandan made vehicle Kayoola EVS has hit the road since public transport was suspended due to COVIDー19. Kiira Motors, a manufacturing company is now inviting Ugandans to buy the buses as they continue with production in Luwero Industries. Ugandans gathered at City Square were Friday stunned by the Kayoola electric bus that made a stop in the city centre.

May 24, 2020

KIIRA MOTORS ROLLS OUT ITS KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUSES WITH SPECIAL FEATURES TO FIGHT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Uganda’s automotive industry captain ,Kiira Motors Corporation ltd, has rolled out its brand new Kayoola Electric Buses (EVS) to not only showcase the indigenous company’s home grown green mobility technologies but also prove that the vehicles are complainant with all health and safety guidelines issued by President Yoweri Museveni and the Ministry of Health to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

May 24, 2020

Full specifications of the Kayoola EVS™ Buses that have hit the streets of Kampala – Techjaja

In January this year, Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) announced that their Kayoola EVS™ (electric vehicles) buses are ready for primetime

May 23, 2020

Ugandan-made Electric Buses a Game Changer for Uganda’s Public Transport? – SoftPower News

Uganda’s nascent car maker, Kiira Motors Corporation, has launched a new prototype, an electric powered bus, causing excitement among Ugandans about the future of mass transport especially in the capital Kampala. This is the fourth car prototype to be produced by the Ugandan startup which began f

May 23, 2020

Uganda car maker in plans to make ventilators locally

Wednesday April 22 2020 In Summary *The ventilator being proposed by Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) and the School of Public Health at Makerere University, is based on open access designs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Florida and other Public License Ventilator Technology Developers.

May 22, 2020

COVID 19 Lockdown improves Kampala Air Quality By 40%

Following the guidelines that were introduced by the government of Uganda to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, where a nationwide shutdown was declared by the President putting restrictions on the movement of people and a ban on all public and private vehicles except for a few permitted ones.

April 27, 2020

Kiira Motors – Makerere ventilator boosts Covid-19 fight

Studies have shown that about 20% of the COVID-19 cases develop Acute Respiratory Failure requiringhospitalization with assisted breathing using a Medical Ventilator in an Intensive Care Unit(ICU). This hasled to an unprecedented rise in the demand for ventilators far outstripping the capacity of even the developedeconomies given that the same Critical Care facilities have to be used by high dependency patients with otherconditions.

April 22, 2020

Kiira Motors, Makerere University begin tests of home grown medical ventilator – 256 Business News

The prototype of the Ventilator that is being developed by a joint team from Kiira Motors Corporation and Makerere University School of Public Health. Initial functionality tests are complete while endurance tests and trials on live animals start later this week. Clinical trials are scheduled in a weeks time.

April 11, 2020

(PHOTOS) Uganda’s first Vehicle Plant nears Completion

By Michael Woira and Jackie Mayega (UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE) In April 2018 Cabinet that sat at State House Entebbe, approved the Roadmap for Commercialization of the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project and a Seed Fund of Shs143.7 billion to Set up and kick Start operations of the Vehicle Plant over a Period of Four Years, 2018/19-2021/22.

March 17, 2020

Kadaga visits, pledges support to Kiira Motors

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has visited and pledged continued support to the Kiira Motors Plant, the local makers of electric motor vehicles. Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is located in the Jinja Industrial and Business Park in Kagogwa village, Kakira Town Council, in Jinja district.

March 16, 2020

SPEAKER KADAGA VISITS KIIRA VEHICLES PLANT IN KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUS SAYS VEHICLES MADE IN UGANDA WILL SAVE COUNTRY 450M US DOLLARS

By Moses Sserwanga The commercialisation of Kiira Motors electric vehicles will lead to import susbsistaition and save the country an estimated 450M US dollars forex import bill, the Speaker of Parliament , Rt.Hon. Rebecca Alitwara Kagada, has said. Kagada said government should therefore, prioritise the completion of the Kiira Vehicles Plant being constructed at the …

March 16, 2020

Kadaga hails UIA for locating Kiira Motor plant in Busoga region

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga comfortably seated in one of Kiira vehicles on Saturday (PHOTO/Courtesy). KAMPALA – The

March 16, 2020

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March 16, 2020

Statement: “Kiira Vehicle Plant is expected to create over 14,000 Jobs directly and indirectly” – Executive Chairman Kiira Motors #KiiraEVS

13TH MARCH 2020 SPEECH FOR THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, KIIRA MOTORS CORPORATION AT THE VISIT OF THE RT. HON. SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA TO THE KIIRA VEHICLE PLANT SITE Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Honorable Members of Parliament, The…

March 13, 2020

March 9, 2020

Jinja Kiira motor plant for June 2021

Progress thus far, of ongoing construction works of Kiira Motors Corporation plant, at the Jinja Industrial and Business Park. The development planned to take place in phases is under construction obligations of National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) for two-and-a-half-year tenure.

January 28, 2020

Kiira EV assembling plant takes shape

The construction of the Kiira Vehicle Assembling plant at Kagogwa village, Kakira Town Council in Jinja district handled by the National Enterprises Corporation, the UPDF’s business wing has taken shape. Last week, the NEC Management Committee led by the Deputy Managing Director, Brig. Moses…

January 27, 2020

14,000 jobs to be created as Kayoola electric buses hit the

Friday January 17 2020 Advertisement By Clare Muhindo The Kayoola electric buses are now on sale and will soon hit Ugandan roads, Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) has revealed. The buses were designed by Ugandan engineers from KMC after the government of Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese automobile company.

January 17, 2020

No family planning as fertile Kiira conceives another baby

No family planning as fertile Kiira conceives another baby In matters of technology, change keeps changing at an increasingly changing rate. Or to reduce on the tongue twister, technology grows at a growing rate. For example, from the time Jesus Christ rode a beast into Jerusalem, it took mankind another nineteen centuries to put …

January 6, 2020

January 3, 2020

KIIRA MOTORS PRODUCES ITS SECOND KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUS AND IS NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR VEHICLES MADE IN UGANDA

KIIRA MOTORS PRODUCES ITS SECOND KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUS AND IS NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR VEHICLES MADE IN UGANDA By Moses Sserwanga Uganda ‘s automotive flagship , Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) has completed the building of it’s second Kayoola electric bus at the UPDF’s Luwero Industries in Nakasongola some 150 kilometers north of the capital city …

December 30, 2019

December 30, 2019

UGANDAN CABINET MINISTERS SPEAKOUT ON THE NEW STELLAR KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUS

UGANDAN CABINET MINISTERS SPEAKOUT ON THE NEW STELLAR KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUS By Observer Reporter Senior cabinet ministers have noted that Uganda is now ready to offer viable green mobility transport solutions to solve the growing problem of congestion in Kampala city and other urban centers following the successful market validation of Kiira Motors’s new …

December 10, 2019

Kiira Motors mulls building 96 buses in 2020 – 256 Business News

In Summary Africa’s green mobility pioneer Kiira Motors Corporation is capable of building 96 buses a year even […] Africa’s green mobility pioneer Kiira Motors Corporation is capable of building 96 buses a year even before its plant under construction in Jinja is completed.

December 7, 2019

Uganda news in pictures – December 5

New Vision brings you a series of pictures taken by our journalists as the news unfolds. Guess who showed up today at the Vision Group offices to endorse the Toto Christmas Festival? Well, we’ll say no more and let the pictures speak. Fresh CEO took Fresh kid around the Vision Group premises.

December 5, 2019

Uganda, Rwanda lead EA in switch to electric cars

Saturday November 30 2019 In Summary Electric mobility is expanding at a rapid pace globally, with the total electric car fleet exceeding 5.1 million last year, compared with 3.1 million in 2017. Car owners have a choice of between a full electric vehicle, a hybrid car (both electric and fuel-fired), or a normal fuel car.

November 30, 2019

November 27, 2019

Uganda’s first electric bus driving by soon

Tuesday November 26 2019 In Summary Technicians started building the Kayoola Electric Bus, which came as a semi-knocked down unit, on October 30, and hope to be done by end of December. Once technical tests are complete, the buses will deployed for a road test with passengers on the 40km Kampala-Entebbe route.

November 26, 2019

Uganda’s Kiira Motors starts ramp-up to domestic bus manufacture – 256 Business News

In Summary Uganda has entered the penultimate lap on the journey to domestic vehicle manufacturing with the start […] Uganda has entered the penultimate lap on the journey to domestic vehicle manufacturing with the start of assembly of the locally developed Kayoola Electric Bus.

November 23, 2019

These smart vehicles were made in Africa by students of Uganda’s Makerere University [Photos]

Kiira EV Smack — Photo via kiiramotors.com African automobile manufacturers are refusing to be left out in the automotive industry. After years of purchasing cars outside the continent, the trend has changed as some local engineers have taken advantage of technological advancements to venture into the car manufacturing business and Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) in Uganda is a testimony to that.

November 23, 2019

KIIRA MOTORS KAYOOLA EVS ELETRIC BUSES NOW READY FOR THE MARKET

KIIRA MOTORS KAYOOLA EVS ELETRIC BUSES NOW READY FOR THE MARKET UGANDAN COMPANY IS NOW TAKING ORDERS BUILDING A VEHICLES PLANT IN JINJA OFFERING GREEN MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN CENTERS By Moses Sserwanga Uganda ‘s first Indigenous car manufacturer , Kiira Motors corporation Ltd (KMC) , is now ready to produce electric buses on a …

November 19, 2019

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November 16, 2019

Kiira Motors Corporation: Championing Mission Vehicles Made in Uganda – African Leadership Magazine

Kiira Motors Corporation is a State Enterprise with Government of the Republic of Uganda and Makerere University as equity partners. Kiira Motors Corporation was established to commercialize the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project through championing Value Addition in the Domestic Automotive Industry for job creation and diversification of the Ugandan economy.

November 15, 2019

Uganda’s quest to produce electric cars

Ugandan automobile manufacturer Kiira Motors has created two car prototypes and a solar electric bus.

November 14, 2019

Kiira Motors should lead innovation ambitions

Reference is made to an article by a one Matsiko Kahunga that has been published by the New Vision and The Observer newspapers, where he made uninformed arguments that Kiira Motors or any other Ugandan innovators for that matter, don’t have capacity to turn their innovations into commercial products on a large scale.

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Kiira Motors' Sedan undergoes road tests

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Government gives Kiira Motors 144 billion to make electric vehicles

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Uganda backs electric vehicle project

April 11, 2018

Uganda to manufacture cars starting this year as cabinet approves cash

April 10, 2018

Cabinet Approves Funding to Kiira Motor Vehicle Project

April 10, 2018

Cabinet approves Kiira EV project, sets aside Shs24bn

April 10, 2018

Gov’t approves Shs24b for Kiira EV to start manufacturing cars this year

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Meet Dennis Kibalama Who Helped Top American University Win Global Technology Contest

August 29, 2017

The future of electric cars in Uganda

August 18, 2017

OPINION: What is the Future of Electric Cars in Uganda and Africa?

August 12, 2017

OPINION: What is the Future of Electric Cars in Uganda and Africa?

August 12, 2017

Ugandan Company Creates a Solar Powered Electric Bus

April 20, 2017

Kiira Motors : Could They Become The Tesla Of Africa ?

February 25, 2017

East Africa: EAC Move to Assemble Vehicles to Eat Into Uganda's Revenue

February 16, 2017

Grad student aims to use education in Ugandan electric car project

January 12, 2017

Global leaders prepare to get down to business at COP22

November 4, 2016

Uganda’s Kiira Motors unveils ‘Africa’s first solar bus’

October 24, 2016

Uganda: Don't Criminalise Students' Innovations’

October 4, 2016

Made in Uganda: Africa’s first solar bus’

September 29, 2016

Kiira Motors, Marie Antoinette, sense and privilege in Ugandan politics’

September 23, 2016

Kiira Motors earns Frost & Sullivan’s Uganda Visionary Innovation Leadership Award’

September 5, 2016

Kiira motors nips Frost & Sullivan accolade’

September 5, 2016

Kiira Motors earns Frost & Sullivan’s Uganda Visionary Innovation Leadership Award

August 19, 2016

Spotlight On Uganda’s Kiira Motors, One Of Africa’s Rising Automakers

August 15, 2016

Ugandan Company Demonstrates Solar-Powered Bus

August 3, 2016

Scores Marvel at ‘Kayoola’ Solar Bus: “Gov’t Should Support the Project”

June 20, 2016

Minister Muloni Launches Regional Energy Centre at Makerere University

June 11, 2016

Kayoola steals the show as UN Environment Assembly raises the alarm on climate change impacts

May 25, 2016

Prototype solar bus star attraction at UN Environment Assembly

May 24, 2016

AFRICA’S FIRST SOLAR POWERED BUS DEVELOPED IN UGANDA TO BE UNVEILED AT UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSEMBLY WORLD MEETING NEXT WEEK.

May 24, 2016

Africa's First Solar Bus To Be Showcased In A Prominent United Nations Assembly. Photos

May 24, 2016

Uganda to showcase Africa’s first solar powered buses

May 24, 2016

Uganda Flags Off Africa’s First Solar Powered Buses Developed In Their Country As Kenya Is Buying New Anti-riot Police Vehicles (Photos)

May 24, 2016

Ugandan tech prodigy designs Africa’s first solar-powered bus

May 24, 2016

The Business Interview: Paul Isaac Musasizi, man on the innovation trapeze

May 21, 2016

Kiira Motors CEO, Paul Isaac Musasizi, on Africa’s first solar powered bus

May 19, 2016

Kayoola Flagged off for UN Expo

May 19, 2016

Gen Saleh Praises Kiira Motors As Kayoola Solar Bus Heads for UN Expo

May 16, 2016

Betting on a Green future, Uganda embarks on the long road to motor vehicle manufacturing

May 12, 2016

Kiira Motors secures crucial backing

May 11, 2016

Uganda’s “Kayoola Solar Bus” to headline UN Innovation Expo

May 11, 2016

Uganda launches first solar-powered bus

May 11, 2016

Solar-powered buses redefining public transportation in Uganda

May 11, 2016

Kayoola, le premier bus à énergie solaire en Ouganda

May 11, 2016

MPs Call For Increased Funding of Kiira Motors

May 4, 2016

Kiira Motors to Showcase Kayoola Solar Bus at UN Expo

April 13, 2016

Uganda’s Kiira Motors Target Global Automotive Market

March 4, 2016

International Manufacturers Offer to Partner With Kiira Motors in Truck, Bus Project

February 26, 2016

Kiira Motors seeks technology partner for local bus manufacture

February 26, 2016

Kiira motors unveils solar-powered bus

February 2, 2016

Fraud-free voting, quantum research and buses without fuel – examples of Africa's tech leapfrogs!

February 2, 2016

Frost & Sullivan Recognisess the Drive and Vision of Kiira Motors Corporation in Redefining Mobility in Uganda

February 2, 2016

Africa’s 1st solar bus unveiled in Uganda

February 2, 2016

Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar-powered bus'

February 2, 2016

Ugandan engineers have built a solar-powered bus for Africa’s roads

February 2, 2016

Ugandan engineer builds Africa first solar powered passenger bus

February 1, 2016

This is my next Ugandan made car, the Kiira XOVA

February 1, 2016

Uganda’s first large-scale solar car project

February 1, 2016

Uganda Is Building Its Own Solar-Powered Bus … and five other stories from outside your news bubble

February 1, 2016

Africa’s first solar-powered bus to launch in Uganda

February 1, 2016

Makerere University students test-drive first ever solar-powered bus

February 1, 2016

Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus'

February 1, 2016

Kampalans meet and greet Kayoola Solar Bus at Buganda fair

January 20, 2016

Kayoola Solar Bus to Feature At UN Environmental Expo

January 17, 2016

Climate Leader Interview with Paul Isaac Musasizi, CEO of Kiira Motors, at UNEA 2016

January 16, 2016