Indonesia will hold the G20 Summit in Bali in November 2022. Not only is it ready to provide electric cars to escort the delegates, the Indonesian government has also prepared 30 electric buses to make the meeting of the member countries of the twenty economic group a success.
It did not stop there, the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya also revealed that after the implementation of the 30 electric buses, they would be used as public transportation in 2 cities in Indonesia, namely Bandung and Surabaya.
“Electrification and this ecosystem cannot be separated. What we do is synergize for research, market unity, to conduct seminars and so on, to develop this very good electric vehicle ecosystem. The G20 will be a commitment to use electric vehicles, the Ministry of Transportation and various institutions provide 30 electric buses,” said Budi Karya at the Smart Mobility-Joint Project event, in Bali.
“This is an encouragement to involve jointly contributing research on certain elements. This research provides a good leap, as a contribution to the nation and state and the world to produce clean energy. After Bali, this electric vehicle will also be used as transportation common in Bandung and Surabaya. Even in various cities, we will carry out electric power services like this in Bandung and Surabaya. For Bali, we will continue to provide services from place to place using electric vehicles in Bali,” Budi Karya added.
Illustration of electric bus Photo: special/Jasa Sarana
Budi Karya added that the step to increase the number of electric vehicles in Indonesia was an instruction from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, as a form of Indonesia’s commitment to maintaining clean energy.
“Many times, the President has encouraged us to make this effort, it’s great the Governor of Bali to apply renewable energy. This is consistent and consistent with the president’s mandate to be able to use renewable energy,” Budi Karya explained.
“Climate change is very pronounced, the President has issued a PP to accelerate electric motorized vehicles, later in October-November we will exhibit (at the G20 event) and we invite the public (to see various electric vehicles milling about in Bali),” concluded Budi Karya.
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