TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Two Electric Vehicles (EV) jointly-developed by the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya and Budi Luhur University in Jakarta, have arrived in Medan and made a stop at North Sumatra Governor`s office after traveling 15,000 kilometers.
The EVs embarked from Jakarta and scheduled to stop at its final destination at Sabang Aceh’s ‘zero kilometer’.
North Sumatra regional secretary Sabrina said that they are excited that the electric vehicles arrived in at the region after thousands of kilometers from Jakarta. She hopes that the EV will exist in the area.
“Fossil energy will deplete soon which is why electric vehicles are chosen to become the solution for the matter,” said Sabrina.
The two EVs are named Blits and Kasuari, which are electric vehicles developed by universities in conjunction with state-run electric company PLN. The Kasuari has a full energy capacity of 60 kWh to travel up to 150 kilometers.
Meanwhile, the Blitz EV can carry an energy load up to 100 kWh that can be used to travel distances up to 300 kilometers with a charging time of 7-8 hours.
PLN General Manager of North Sumatra region Feby Joko Prihato said on Monday that the company has provided 15 electrical charging stations for Electric Vehicle and is developing home charging technologies.