Uganda Transportation Company Kalita Transporters have deployed Ugandan Made Kayoola electric buses for the first time in Kampala to start transporting people.
The buses were deployed on Sunday 28th August 2022 and will be working on Kampala Northern Bypass transporting people and light goods from Namboole through various points on the road up to end point of Busega
This is the first official deployment of Ugandan made cars by a major transportation company under the two programs of green transportation and BUBU – Buy Uganda, Build Uganda.
Kayoola buses are a product of Kiira Motors Limited a Ugandan company that is jointly owned by the Ugandan Government and Makerere University.
Known for its development of electric vehicles (EV) that use solar energy, the company has developed different models the most common being the Kayoola EV Bus, the EV Kiira and Kiira EV SMACK.
Use of Kiira Motors Electric Cars is expected to increase with the company being in talks with various government agencies to use the buses for transportation of their staff.
Yesterday on Monday, the CEO of Kiira Motors Limited Mr Paul Musasizi met CEO Uganda Airlines Ms Jennifer Bamuturaki to forge partnership to “going Electric on Staff and Ramp Buses.”.
The Managing Director @KiiraMotors, Mr Paul Musasizi, and his Team today held a meeting with our CEO Jenifer Bamuturaki. They had discussions around partnerships and going Electric on Staff and Ramp Buses. pic.twitter.com/TtRUXUW7Wc
— Uganda Airlines (@UG_Airlines) August 29, 2022
Reducing operational costs in form of fuel, Kalita Transporters will be using these Kayoola buses daily to transport people from Bweyogerere to Busega.