Minister Urges for Domestic EV Battery Testing Facility
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Investment and Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia called for global certification firms and software testing firms to establish a domestic EV battery testing facility.
His urge comes from his belief that Indonesia’s EV ecosystem can benefit from it and anticipate future demand growth for electric vehicles.
Citing state news agency Antara on June 30th, Bahlil also expressed hope for the Indonesian government to collaborate with UL Solutions to realize this vision of a complete EV ecosystem.
“This EV ecosystem establishment is crucial to reduce carbon emissions on earth,” said the Minister in an official statement on June 30.
UL Solutions international president Todd Denison said Indonesia has the potential to develop such an ecosystem, which he sees as quite promising. He assessed the commitment towards the use of clean energy and a mandate to reduce emissions is similar to the United States.
He said that testing facilities for electric vehicle batteries in Asia remain exclusively in China. “We will study deeper the potential of building a battery testing location in Indonesia,” said Todd, according to Antara.
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