Indonesian Police Teach G20 VVIP Bodyguards to Drive Electric Cars
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Traffic Police are training 264 officers to drive electric vehicles. These officers will serve as bodyguards of VVIP guests of the G20 Summit.
Adj. Sr. Comr. Pramono Jati from the Traffic Police said the driving lessons are necessary, as "There are significant differences between electric vehicles and conventional vehicles," Pramono said in Jakarta, Tuesday, September 27, as quoted by Antara.
Most importantly, he said, the bodyguards must have the driving skills and abilities needed to protect VVIP guests whilst at the same time ensuring the safety of the surrounding community, such as the ability to maneuver safely for ambushes.
These bodyguards will operate under the Presidential Security Force or Paspampres, thus all aspects of the security will be coordinated with the security teams of each country's head of state.
Sometime ago, the Indonesian Police announced that they have prepared 176 electric vehicles, consisting of 88 electric cars and 88 electric motorcycles, as official vehicles used in securing the G20 Summit. This is also aimed at accelerating the use of battery-based electric motor vehicles.
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