The Uganda government will commercially produce an electric vehicle that has been in development by university students since 2011.
Kiira Motors Corp., which is a partnership between the Uganda government and Makerere University, has designed the Kiira EV, which was developed to create sustainable transportation solutions in Uganda.
The Kiira EV runs on rechargeable lithium batteries and cost $35,000 to build, according to the Uganda Radio Network. Kiira Motors Corp. has developed an electric car, a hybrid car, and a solar bus, according to Bloomberg Technology.
The Kiira Electronic Vehicle Project looks to garner investment by businesses in the manufacturing of vehicle parts, increase demand for natural resources, and create more than 2,000 direct jobs, according to the Uganda Cabinet reports Bloomberg.