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.
Police officers joined the scattered crowd to have a closer look.
In a release to journalists, the company said the Kayoola EVS Bus has on-board Wi-Fi to ensure the travellers stay connected, USB charging ports to enable charging of traveller’s devices and display boards for timely and accurate information dissemination.
Each Bus has an operating cost per KM of UGX 320 as compared to a Diesel Bus Equivalent with Cost per KM of UGX 1,670.
It has a battery life of up to 3,000 Charge cycles (900,000km) compared to 200,000 km of typical diesel engines.
The floor of the Kayoola EVS is made out of Bamboo, the interior mainly plastics and aluminium with a steel superstructure and body panels.
“Kiira Motors Corporation is already taking orders for Buses and immediate need can be address by KMC working with Luweero Industries Limited to produce Eight (8) buses per Month before the operationalization of the Kiira Vehicle Plant in Jinja,” the company said.