In a televised address on July 20, the President said shifting to electric vehicles is one of the long lasting solutions Uganda needs to adapt to cope with the current high prices of petroleum products.
“The correct way is to start moving away from petrol to electric cars,” he said, “This is the solution to go for. The good thing we have started manufacturing electric buses here.”
Elsewhere, the President told a high level retreat for the East African Community Council of Ministers that instead of lamenting about the current high fuel prices, they should be seen as an opportunity to switch to electric vehicles.
“The fuel crisis is also an opportunity. In Uganda we have started making electric cars- protptypes. They are called Kiira. We must now upgrade this project of making electric cars,” he said.
Debate over adaption or switching to electric vehicles has been heating up in different forums across Africa.