The automotive competition continues to heat up every year, this can be seen from the results of vehicle sales each year. But for the sake of the continuity of electric vehicles, and the implementation of the G20 in Bali, it is certain that 5 well-known automotive manufacturers from Japan, namely Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Fuso and Isuzu, will collaborate to give birth to the development of a mobility ecosystem model.
In a release received by detikOto, five automotive Brand Holder Agents (APM) consisting of Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, FUSO, Isuzu and Toyota, agreed to synergize and strive to further popularize electrified vehicles in Indonesia, through the development of an electrified mobility ecosystem model in Bali titled EV. Smart Mobility – Joint project.
He explained, this initiation step is not only aimed at supporting the efforts of the Government of Indonesia in accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions, but also to broaden the introduction and further popularize electrified vehicles as one of the keys to mass mobility in the future.
“Through this EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project, we want to emphasize our joint commitment to support government policies in efforts to reduce carbon emissions by developing and popularizing environmentally friendly electric vehicles. In addition, this Joint Project is also a form of our support as automotive industry players to the government for the success of Indonesia’s position as the G20 presidency in 2022,” said Susumu Matsuda as the project secretariat representing the 5 automotive APMs.
“We designed this collaboration with the same spirit as Indonesia, namely Recover Together, Recover Stronger, and grow stronger and more sustainable. Moreover, one of the important issues that strengthens Indonesia as the host of the presidency is the energy transition to a green economy,” added Susumu who is the President Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor.
In addition, the presence of this joint project is also to help revitalize the tourism industry sector in Indonesia through the development of environmentally friendly tourism (ecotourism), and at the same time it is hoped that it can provide support for Indonesia’s position as the G20 presidency in 2022 which will be held in Bali.
five automotive Brand Holder Agents (APM), consisting of Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, FUSO, Isuzu and Toyota, agreed to synergize and strive to further popularize electrified vehicles in Indonesia, through the development of an electrified mobility ecosystem model in Bali entitled EV Smart Mobility – Joint project. Photo: doc. Special
EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project is a form of contribution from 5 automotive APMs to take part in efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the Indonesian automotive industry. These automotive distributors work together to develop Multi-Pathway to expand electrification vehicle options to the public, including hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powered by electricity. , Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) which combines an EV and a conventional engine (Internal Combustion Engine/ICE) so as to reduce carbon emissions without going through the charging process. Even ICE technology can make a big contribution by leveraging the use of biofuels.
Matsuda also said that the Multi-Pathway approach is believed to be able to accelerate the presence of environmentally friendly technologies that are easily accessible to the public in order to reduce emissions in accordance with the availability of renewable energy sources, the readiness of charging infrastructure, and the need for their use.
With this approach, all users can contribute to carbon emission reduction measures in their own way. Therefore, the EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project that presents BEV and PHEV in its implementation is positioned as part of a joint initiative to open up opportunities for the use of electrified vehicles in Indonesia.
In this joint project, each APM will provide its flagship electric vehicle to form a line-up in the passenger and commercial vehicle sector. The provision of electric vehicles is necessary and aims to accelerate the introduction to the public considering that the development of electric vehicles also requires pilot project activities and the availability of infrastructure, such as electric charging stations, to testing the ecosystem as a whole.
The line-up of passenger electrification vehicles will be used to support mobility in the Nusa Dua area and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Meanwhile, the commercial line-up will be used to support logistics and further consideration will be given to collaborating with local businesses in the Bali area.
“We hope that the EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project can support the government’s efforts to provide transportation solutions that are more environmentally friendly and increase ecotourism, especially in Bali. Through the joint project, the community has the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and get to know more about the mobility ecosystem of electrified vehicles. .” Matsuda said.
The EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project is planned to be held in July 2022 in conjunction with various events in the context of the G20 meeting in Bali. This activity will be a great opportunity for the Government of Indonesia and the national automotive industry to show their commitment and seriousness in implementing a green energy transition policy and welcoming the future mobility era based on environmentally friendly vehicles or electrification to countries that are members of the G20 meeting.
illustration President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU) in Bali. SPKLU is the first ultra fast charging type in Indonesia. Photo: Aulia Damayanti/detikcom
The joint initiative to present the EV Smart Mobility – Joint Project is also inseparable from the shared desire to increase bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Japan, including in the automotive industry, which was revealed by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo when the head of the Japanese government visited Indonesia at the end of April. last 2022,
“In a press conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, President Jokowi really hopes for the role of the automotive sector, including Japanese car manufacturers to position Indonesia as a regional hub. As Indonesia enters the era of electrification in the automotive sector, we together with other stakeholders seek to provide solutions for Indonesia to can accelerate the achievement of the Carbon Neutrality target by maximizing Multi-Pathway as one of the effective steps. We are very confident that this project can contribute to that direction based on the experience of participants in Indonesia.” The Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, HE Kenji Kanasugi, quoted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as saying.
As is known, to fulfill the commitment to reduce CO2 or Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 29% by 2030, the Government of Indonesia has launched various policies, including accelerating the popularization of electric vehicles and developing the industry. Ecosystem development requires the involvement of stakeholders including the automotive industry, battery manufacturers, and consumers.
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