The KIIRA EV SMACK is a 5-seater front-wheel drive sedan with a traction motor powered by a rechargeable battery bank and an internal combustion engine-based generator. It is the first Electric Hybrid Vehicle designed and built in Africa. This configuration of two power sources ensures an unlimited range and increases the efficiency of the powertrain, hence enhancing fuel economy. This innovative and iterative development programme was envisaged to realize KMC’s systems and requisite competences for the relevant and beneficial institutionalization of an automotive industry in Uganda. The vision of KMC represents the commitment of Uganda to develop indigenous solutions to her essential needs as well as being a fountain of the heritage of the Pearl of Africa.
Hybrid cars from Africa: Uganda-based Kiira Motors presents its plug-in hybrid Kiira EV SMACK, a further developed version of the Kiira EV built by students from Makerere University in 2011. Starting in 2018, some 300 units of the PHEV are planned to be produced every month.
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African PHEV: Ugandan Kiira Motors aims to build up production in the city of Jinja by 2018, planning to produce some 7,000 plug-in hybrids by then. The first model, the Kiira Smack, has a said electric range of 50 kilometres and will cost around 20,000 dollars.
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