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Jakarta Post

PLN inks four-way deal with carmakers, Grab to push EV adoption

  • Norman Harsono
    Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 23, 2020   /  02:05 pm
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Motorists charge the batteries of their electric motorcycles at a charging station in the Kota Tua area of downtown Jakarta in this file photo from October 2018.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

PLN has inked a cooperation agreement with auto brands Gesits, Hyundai and Wuling, as well as ride-hailing company Grab, in a push for the increased development of Indonesia’s electric vehicle (EVs) market. PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini on Nov. 18 signed the state-owned electricity company’s agreement with the four companies to look at ways of ensuring easy electricity access for EV owners and operators. The deal includes coming up with special electricity rates for nighttime EV charging at home and improving Charge.IN, the electricity company’s app that tracks public EV charging stations. “In this case, we are talking about improving the ecosystem for EVs,” Zulkifli said during the virtual signing ceremony. Read also: Hyundai to produce electric cars in West Java by 2022 President director Ridzki Kramadibrata of PT Grab Teknologi Indo...