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Jakarta Post

How electric vehicles can win race

  • Dodon Ramlie


Jakarta   /   Wed, July 3, 2019   /  12:34 pm
How electric vehicles can win race Green bus: Three electric buses run on Jl. MH Thamrin in Jakarta. The trial run of electric buses was part of the city administration’s campaign for environmentally friendly transportation cooperating with PT Transportasi Jakarta and PT Bakrie & Brother Tbk. (Antara/Aprillio Akbar)

Jakarta has struggled with overpopulation, pollution and traffic gridlock for many years. This situation prompted President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to decide recently on a plan to move the nation’s capital out of Indonesia’s main island, Java. The idea has been out there for decades, though previous leaders have been unable to accomplish the ambitious plan. Aside this debate of where the capital would be located, Jakarta still has its charm and will remain one of the primary driving forces for Indonesian economic activity. Indonesia has always attracted millions of tourists each year, and it is on its way to fulfilling its ambition of being an economic power. However, the air quality of major cities like Jakarta, Southeast Asia’s most populous city, has worsened with a sharp rise in the number of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. A recent study by the Univ...

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