This is our commitment to supporting Indonesia in the G20 Presidency
Depok, W Java (ANTARA) – Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi praised the University of Indonesia (UI) for handing over electric buses to the Transportation Ministry.
“On behalf of myself and the government, I would like to thank UI for the initiative to hand over electric buses. God willing, this car will be used for G20 activities during the October-November 2022 period in Bali,” Sumadi stated after a test ride of the UI electric bus at the UI Depok campus here on Friday.
The minister affirmed that electric mass transportation was a necessity, and to this end, the Ministry of Transportation will oversee and continue to conduct in-depth research on electric cars.
Minister Sumadi is optimistic that Indonesia would become an exporter of electric cars. Meanwhile, to overcome the problems of pollution and congestion, the electric bus initiative to serve as a means of mass transportation should be considered quite important.
“This initiative is not easy. There are several things that we need to do in depth, including how to increase the Domestic Component Level (TKDN), and initiatives to develop electric charges as well as efforts to increase the content of batteries that are smaller but have more power,” he explained.
Meanwhile, UI Chancellor Prof. Ari Kuncoro stated that UI, as one of the centers of education and research in Indonesia, supports the G20 Presidency of Indonesia. One of the forms of support is by providing the UI Electric Bus as a means of transportation for G20 activities.
“This is our commitment to supporting Indonesia in the G20 Presidency,” Prof. Kuncoro emphasized.
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