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Jakarta administration, residents join forces to promote electric vehicle use

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  06:32 pm
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Residents riding electric motorbikes join a convoy from the Senayan traffic circle in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Sunday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

A lukewarm welcoming sun unfolded a section of Jl. Jenderal Sudirman at the Senayan traffic circle in South Jakarta, where hundreds of electric vehicles of different types and colors lined up in the middle of the road on Sunday afternoon in an event aimed at promoting electro mobility amid persistent poor air quality in the capital city. Dozens of enthusiasts from various communities and companies participated in the so-called Karnaval Jakarta Langit Biru (Blue Sky Parade) to campaign for the use of vehicles that run on electricity rather than fossil fuels and that could in theory be more environmentally friendly, depending on the source of the electricity. Four hundred and fourteen electric vehicles, including electric buses, cars, taxis, motorcycles, e-bicycles, electric bajaj (three-wheeled taxis), golf carts and electric scooters were on the road to enliven the convoy. ...