What will it take for Uganda’s Kiira EV to succeed where the Nyayo Pioneer failed?
Tuesday December 16 2014
The Kiira EV Smack built by students of Makerere University’s Department of Engineering on display at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi Kenya. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU NATION MEDIA GROUP
ABOUT THE SMACK-MOBILE
The Kiira EV SMACK is a 5-seater sedan developed through the Kiira EV Project. It is a front-wheel drive vehicle with a blend of the conventional internal combustion engine, plugin electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle models.
Its configuration of two power sources increases the efficiency of the power train. The vehicle can achieve maximum speeds of 80 kph and 140 kph in electric and hybrid modes respectively.
Its fuel consumption is 12 kilometres per litre (highway) and 10 kilometres per litre (city).