Indonesia’s first EV battery plant to start operation in June, says Jokowi

JAKARTA: Indonesian president Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced that the first electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in the country will begin operating in June.

Speaking at the EV exhibition of the Indonesian Electric Vehicle Industry Association or Periklindo Electric Vehicle Show in 2024 last week, he said the factory’s operation signals that an environment-friendly vehicle ecosystem is starting to form in the country.

The factory, said to be owned by PT Hyundai LG Industry (HLI) Green Power, is located in Karawang, West Java. It has a maximum capacity of 10 GW per hour and is capable of producing 32.6 million battery units.

Jokowi said Indonesia now hosts 59 electric vehicle manufacturers, with more expected to join.

He said Indonesia could produce up to 1.6 million electric motorcycles yearly based on current infrastructure.

At present, production stands at 100,000. - Vietnam News/ANN
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