http://www.africanreview.com/energy-a-p ... -in-uganda
(Pic cap: The bus is run on a traction motor powered by a battery linked to the solar panel on the roof. (Image Source: Kiira Motors))
(About the paper/website news is in:)
Per British BBC:Nr.1 Pan-African's business title. It has an overall of top businessmen across Africa and is the only pan African business magazine that can offer the guarantee of a full independent ABC Audit. The contents are specifically tailored to the business environment unique to Africa, carrying influential articles and editorial on subjects that directly affect African business and government. The high production quality is of a standard rarely seen in many areas of the continent. The wide distribution and relevant editorial environment helps generate the type of response that advertisers want. It is the magazine to influence opinion decision-makers, leaders and purchasers in government, business and industry across Africa.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35458465One of its two batteries can be charged by solar panels on the roof which increases the vehicle's 80km (50 mile) range.
The makers now hope to attract partners to help manufacture the bus for the mass market.
Kiira not shy about their bus:
Extra fun their "Bus Information Memorandum" PDF file:
http://kiiramotors.com/inthenews/wp-con ... o-Memo.pdf
150 kw peak
torque 400 NM
solar 1320 watts
"solar system real time mobile charging"
"solar panels a 12km range extender"
"quietly cruises" [hehe]
"handcrafted (leather) bucket-shape seating"
Oddly. Can't find out any info re drinks holders. TBA