These electric cars made in Africa would be the next big thing in the world

Etsey Atisu Jul 15, 2019 at 05:00pm

July 15, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

Etsey Atisu

Etsey Atisu | Staff Writer

July 15, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

This Ugandan car, the Kiira EV Smack, was part of the electric vehicles manufactured by university students in the country — Photo via kiiramotors.com

The Kiira EV (Uganda)

The Kiira EV, was built and unveiled by students of Uganda’s Makerere University in 2011 with support from the Government of Uganda for Innovation Projects at the university.

The students founded the Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) company after they partook in the Vehicle Design Summit (VDS 2.0) organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007. At the end of the summit, they successfully helped design and build the Vision 200; an environmentally friendly 5-seater plug-in hybrid electric vehicle which was unveiled in 2008.

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