Kayoola Solar Bus

Kiira Motors Corporation

Kayoola Solar Bus is a solar powered bus prototype based in Africa.

Product description Brand name and product description

Kayoola Solar Bus is a 35-seat electric bus that relies on lithium-ion batteries to power an electric motor coupled to a 2-speed pneumatic shift transmission. Its power is supplemented by a solar array on the roof of the bus that increases the bus’ range. It was designed by engineers at Kiira Motors Corporation and is currently a prototype.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

90,000-100,000 USDInterview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Pioneer Bus, Commuter taxis (Matatu)

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Licenced drivers working for bus company operators

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