State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said on Sunday that he had terminated the project for the construction of the Tucuxi electric sports car.
“We reached a point where Tucuxi could no longer be developed,” Dahlan said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Dahlan, however, said that he had given the go-ahead for the continuation of the electric car Evina. “The electric car project will continue. We will continue to make improvements,” Dahlan said.
A Tucuxi car that Dahlan was driving crashed into the side of a mountain road during a test drive in early January.
Dahlan and his codriver, auto mechanic Ricky Elson, emerged unscathed from the accident, which took place on Mount Lawu in East Java, but the Rp 1.5 billion (US$155,440) sports car, which was described as “Ferrari red”, was beyond repair.