Kayoola Solar Bus
Kiira Motors Corporation
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. It’s 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.
$90,000-100,000Interview with representative
Pioneer Bus, Commuter taxis (Matatu)
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Licenced drivers working for bus company operators
Mass productionInterview with representative
Trademark, Patent for the plus A seats, electric power-trainInterview with representative
Direct from manufacturer, National distributor, Direct sales, Government agencyInterview with representative
The number of people that can fit within product [Persons]
The ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate
Specifications : The bus is a 35 seat hybrid bus powered by a 150kw traction motor and whose power is stored in a 180Ah Li-Ion battery pack. It is capable of travelling at upto 100kph, with an all-electric range of 80km plus 12km solar array range extension.
Specialized technician with knowledge of electric powertrains
The seats, vehicle indicators and body parts of the bus are locally available at auto-shops but power-train components must be imported.
Solar system and battery pack
R. Madanda, P. I. Musasizi, A, T. Asiimwe, F. Matovu, J. Africa, S.S. Tickodri-Togboa Model based engineering and realization of the KAYOOLA Electric City Bus powertrain Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS27), 2013 World , Fred Matovu, Prof. Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa, Paul Isaac Musasizi Reducing CO2 Emissions in the City of Kampala using Battery Electric Buses EVS28 KINTEX, Korea, May 3-6, 2015
Manufacturer cites speed tests and battery charge & discharge tests as evaluation criteriaInterview with manufacturer Bus is regularly tested by way of making trips within Kampala city.
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