The minister of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa has reveled that the commercial production of the Kiira EV vehicles will start in “three to four” years’ time.
The new Vision reports that the proffesor who is an engineering scientist and the principal investigator of the electric vehicle project said that an assembly plant will need $400m.
Production will start with the internal combustion engine vehicles due to the market constraints after which they shall also make the hybrid for those who can afford.
The Kiira EV car was first produced 2011 by a group of engineering students at Makerere University, and a hybrid version of the initial car, the Kiira EV SMACK, a five-seater sedan, was later developed.
Last year; the vehicle was showcased at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.