Established in 2014, Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC), a brain child of Makerere University, is a Presidential Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing in Uganda. KMC is owned by the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) – the public investment arm of the Uganda Government and Makerere University.
The Kiira Vehicle Technology Innovation Program has produced three concept vehicles, the “Kiira EV, 2011”, a two seater electric car, the “Kiira EV SMACK, 2014”, a five-seater sedan- a hybrid electric vehicle and the “Kayoola Solar Bus, 2016” a Battery Electric Vehicle with a Real-Time Solar Charging System for
The Kiira Motors plant shall sit on 100 acres of land situated at the Uganda Investment Authority Jinja Industrial and Business Park on Plot 701, Block 2 Kagogwa village, Mawoito Parish, Kakira Town Council,Jinja district, Uganda. The Kiira Motors Plant shall be equipped to support the manufacture of up to 60,000 vehicles per year employing over 2,000 people. KMC is slated to start production of vehicles in 2018 with a portfolio including Pick Ups, SUVs, Sedans, Trucks and Buses.