Uganda launches solar powered bus first in Africa

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni launched the Kayoola Solar Bus model bus that is a first of its kind made in the continent, marking the entry of Uganda into the billion dollar global automotive economy.
Designed as a 35-seater electric solar bus with zero tailpipe emissions, the Kayoola Solar Bus has a power-train architecture based on two battery banks .
The solar panels are mounted on the roof, taking full advantage of Uganda’s exceptional position at the Equator.
According to Museveni, Ugandan scientists made the country proud by innovating a Solar Bus that has the golden stamp of “MADE IN UGANDA.
He added that Uganda is now ready to industrialize as the energy is ready as well the infrastructure is ready with a vibrant economy.

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