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(Uganda) Kiira ev SMACK

Automotive manufacture is a serious goal heating up in the East Africa region.  Uganda comes in with an answer to Africa's private mobility needs after an earlier achievement of a full electric vehicle namely the Kiira EV prototype.  This time they created a proof of concept for a production vehicle with a Hybrid powertrain to match called the Kiira EV Smack. 
"East Africa’s first hybrid electronic car has gone on display in Kenya ahead of its production in 2018.
The Ugandan-made Kiira EV smack will be launched in Nairobi later on Friday as the manufacturers seek potential investors willing to fund their dream.
Kiira Motors Corporation, the manufacturer of the vehicle, is looking for $300 million to enable them begin production.
The hybrid electronic vehicle was conceptualised and made in Uganda, and now is seeking for potential investors across the East African region.
Chief Operations Officer of  Kiira motors, Albert Akovuku says: “The amount of investment that is required 350m…

(Nigeria) Innoson vehicles

The first step in realising vehicle production to interest local vehicle development through established joint ventures. Nigeria brings an answer to getting Africas mobility needs sorted. The company, which is a proud manufacturer of made in Nigeria cars, buses, tankers and other products, would as from August 8, 2014, introduce brand new cars into the Nigerian automobile market at the cost of Nigerian Naira 1.5million equivalent to US Dollars 9000. The chairman and chief executive of the company, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, who announced this in Enugu yesterday, said the cars, which would be fully air conditioned with every other specification, is aimed at getting Nigerians to own brand new cars. T
he most expensive of the cars, according to Chukwuma, would cost Nigerian Naira 3.5million equivalent to US Dollars 21,000. 
IVM introduces automotive products from China, Japan and Germany. It's product line includes heavy duty vehicles, middle and high level buses, special environment friend…

(Ghana) Kantanka suv phase 2.

It's remarkable to see Apostle Dr.Kwadwo Safo push forward to establish an African automaker on the continent. With alot of effort and time, West Africa seems to be realising that dream a day at a time. It has been a buzz on Ghanaian media and the African continent at large.

Courtesy of the Ghanaian webportal "" the enterprise is described further.
The ‘Star of Africa’ set of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and Pickups are ready for sale, according to Kwadwo Safo Jr, CEO and Executive director of the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, which produces the Kantanka vehicles. The company has produced commercial quantities of the two vehicle types for the Ghanaian market. A subsidiary of the ‘Star of Africa’, an organisation well known for its inventions, the Kantanka assembling plant has been more focused on the mass production of these two vehicles for months now. “Now we have produced the SUVs and Pickups and they are ready for sale. But we have also opened our doo…