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Indonesia aims for market share of electric cars to reach 20% by 2025

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Jakarta | Tue, November 7, 2017 | 01:08 pm
Indonesia aims for market share of electric cars to reach 20% by 2025 Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto (Antara/Wahyu Putro)

Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto says his ministry is preparing various measures to achieve the government’s targeted 20 percent market share for electric cars by 2025.

One of the measures is conducting tests on several electric cars in December in a bid to chose one for a pilot project.

The ministry has carried out a number of activities related to technical work, including preparing machinery, batteries, energy sources and materials for electric car batteries, kompas.com reported on Monday.

Read also: Yamaha introduces electric motorcycle

Airlangga said the government has considering using fuel cells, which use hydrogen.

The minister said the country was rich in resources that could be used to produce hydrogen. “Indonesia has large amount of coal that could used to produce hydrogen,” he added. (bbn)

 

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