Indonesia partners with South Korea to build electric vehicle service centre

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Indonesia-Korea e-Mobility Center in Jakarta, Monday (15/5). (Source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Jakarta – To accelerate the high public interest in electric vehicles, the Indonesian Government is accelerating the Battery-Based Electric Vehicle (KLBB) ecosystem. One of them is through the construction of an electric vehicle service centre located at the Center for Electricity, New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (KEBTKE).

The construction of the electric vehicle service centre is the implementation of the Record of Discussion (RoD) Installation of Solar Charged E-Vehicle System in Indonesia cooperation agreement agreed by the Governments of Indonesia and South Korea on November 2, 2022.

Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Dadan Kusdiana, said that the establishment of this service centre is a collaboration between the two countries that aims to jointly contribute to the reduction of emissions in the transportation sector and the development of a sustainable electric vehicle ecosystem.

“This groundbreaking activity is a follow-up to the Indonesia-Korea cooperation agreement, which is the starting point for the Installation of Solar Charged E-Vehicle System Project,” Kusdiana said in an official statement.

The project consists of three main facilities: an electric vehicle service centre, a motorcycle conversion workshop and an electric vehicle charging station (SPKLU). The service centre will also serve as a place for human resource development, learning and familiarisation with electric vehicle technology and its development.

“This service centre will also be a role model and training facility for conventional vehicle workshops in Indonesia,” he said, adding that that way the centre can adapt to serve the needs of electric vehicles owned by the community. Not only that, this collaboration will also build several solar-powered SPKLUs as a concrete step in the commitment to accelerate the energy transition. This year, the government targets 50 thousand motorcycles to be converted this year.

On the same occasion, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of South Korea, Youngjin Jang, stated that the South Korean Government is committed to fully supporting efforts to realise the competitiveness of the electric vehicle industry so that it can increase.

“The Cooperation Center that we see today will open a new chapter in the future cooperation of the E-mobility industry. Engineers and students will be brought together in this Cooperation Center to conduct research on E-mobility technology. In addition, policy makers will exchange ideas on policies that can cultivate E-mobility in Indonesia,” said Youngjin. (Hartatik)

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