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Indonesia warms up with lithium-ion battery innovations

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 8 2018   /  03:18 am

Budding industry: Business and government representatives observe various models of the Magnum electric motorcycle during a show in Batam in December. (JP/Fadli) The development of electric vehicle (EV) technology in Indonesia is still in its infancy and hindered by the conflicting plans of decision makers. Until they come out with more workable plans, researchers are working on one of the most vital components: the battery.Even major EV players the United States, Europe and Japan, which Indonesia intends to compete with, are still trying to develop batteries that are more cost-efficient, powerful, durable and environmentally friendly, so that their products are as affordable as conventional cars.Indonesia has assigned at least five reputable state universities and institutions to do research and development on the future clean, emissions-free vehicles — each focusing on specific aspec...