Jokowi Confident Indonesia Able to Produce Electric Vehicles in 3 Years

14 October 2021 07:27 WIB

President Joko Widodo inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction of an electric car battery factory in Karawang, West Java, Wednesday 15 September 2021. Photo/Instagram

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a video published by the President’s Secretariat Youtube channel on Thursday said he is optimistic that the country will eventually be able to produce electric vehicles (EV) within the next two or three years. 

The President explained that stopping the export of raw nickel material will be the first step towards this goal and that integrating the Krakatau steel industry with the lithium battery and automotive industries. 

“We must stop exporting the raw material of nickel. We will force State-owned Enterprises (SOEs), private sector, or investors to build the industry in this country,” said Jokowi. 

The video explains how the latest Krakatau Steel latest production feature in the form of a hot strip milling manufacturing is able to produce metal sheets for car bodies. 

Apart from planning to stop the exports of raw nickel materials, President Jokowi also intends to curb the exports of coal and mineral commodities and focus on domestically-processed natural resources and introduce added value to this business sector. 

Read: Indonesia Eyes to Reach Net Zero Emission by 2060

DICKY KURNIAWAN



Jokowi Ratifies Largest Regional Trade Agreement

18 jam lalu

Jokowi Ratifies Largest Regional Trade Agreement

President Jokowi enacted a law that marks the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership


Pertamina Allots US$11bn for New and Renewable Energy Programs

20 jam lalu

Pertamina Allots US$11bn for New and Renewable Energy Programs

State-run gas and oil giant PT Pertamina allocated US$11 billion in capital expenditures to accelerate the new and renewable energy programs.


Jokowi to Lead Annual Ceremony of Pancasila Sanctity Day

1 hari lalu

Jokowi to Lead Annual Ceremony of Pancasila Sanctity Day

President Jokowi is scheduled to lead the annual ceremony to commemorate Pancasila Sanctity Day on Saturday, October 1, 2022.


Students Continue to Protest Today as 'Act Against Regime's Betrayal'

1 hari lalu

Students Continue to Protest Today as 'Act Against Regime's Betrayal'

Students joined in BEM SI will stage yet another demonstration to voice several problems in the administration of President Jokowi today.


Jakarta Wants MRT to Acquire KCI as Instructed by Jokowi

1 hari lalu

Jakarta Wants MRT to Acquire KCI as Instructed by Jokowi

MRT Jakarta's plan to acquire the shares of PT KCI was mandated during a limited meeting chaired by President Jokowi years ago.


Jokowi: Indonesia's Economic Growth Highest Among G20 Countries

1 hari lalu

Jokowi: Indonesia's Economic Growth Highest Among G20 Countries

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo or Jokowi states that the country recorded the highest economy among G20 countries.


Jokowi Optimistic in National Growth Despite Global Economic Challenges

2 hari lalu

Jokowi Optimistic in National Growth Despite Global Economic Challenges

President Jokowi assesses that currently Indonesia is facing difficult global economic challenges but calls for optimism to remain.


BRIN Develops Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

2 hari lalu

BRIN Develops Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

BRIN is currently in the process of growing its electric vehicle ecosystem with the development of lithium-ion batteries.


Electric Motorcycle Priced at Rp16mn Will Attract Consumers: Minister

2 hari lalu

Electric Motorcycle Priced at Rp16mn Will Attract Consumers: Minister

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi encourages the industrial sector and stakeholders to collaborate and produce electric motorcycles and cars.


Some 19.9 Million Indonesians Received Direct Cash Aid, Says Jokowi

3 hari lalu

Some 19.9 Million Indonesians Received Direct Cash Aid, Says Jokowi

Some 19.9 million people have received direct cash aid (BLT) from the diversion of fuel subsidies, says President Jokowi.