Mercedes-Benz unveils charging stations at Plaza Indonesia
Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
The Jakarta Post
German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first charging station in Indonesia on Monday in the parking lot of Plaza Indonesia shopping mall in Central Jakarta to welcome its electric vehicles that will be introduced next year.
Under the name EQ Power, the charging facilities comprise four exclusive parking bays in the mall’s car park, with two 3.7 kilowatt wall box chargers.
EQ stands for electric intelligence, with the goal to provide a comprehensive electric ecosystem of services and technologies, the firm stated. It is part of the automaker's efforts to lead the automotive industry amid growing interest and need for alternative-fuel cars.
Roelof Lamberts, the president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Indonesia, said at the inauguration was an important step to providing solutions for future electrified mobility.
“With the dedicated parking bays for our discerned customers, we continue Mercedes-Benz’ commitment to offering the best customer experience and at the same time promoting electric vehicle infrastructure,” he said.
Hari Arifianto, the deputy director of marketing at Mercedes-Benz Indonesia added that the firm expects to kick off the sales of EQ Power models in 2019.
“Before starting to sell the cars, we must ensure that EQ is familiar to potential customers and the dealer network in Indonesia,” he said.
Industry Ministry director of maritime industry, transportation equipment and defense equipment Putu Juli Ardika expressed appreciation for the initiative, saying that it helped the government reach the target of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent by 2030. (bbn)
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