MORTHE’s Press Release
No. 223/SP/HM/BKKP/X/2019

Jakarta – The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir stated that in order to support the development and application of electric vehicles in Indonesia, the supportive ecosystem should be built. He showed his optimism that Indonesia will soon be ready for the accelerating development of national electric vehicles in accordance with the Presidential Decree Number 55 of 2019 concerning the Acceleration of Battery Electric Vehicles Program.

The statement was given on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing of the Cooperation for the Acceleration of Battery Electric Vehicles Program for road transportations and the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station, between PLN and 20 companies from various lines of industry in the BJ Habibie Auditorium BPPT II Building, Jakarta (16/10).

“I am delighted by the MoU signing today. To develop the battery electric vehicles program, a massive integrity is needed from either the ministries/state institutions and related State-Owned Enterprises. In this case, PLN has been participated in the matter of Charging Stations,” he said.

Minister Nasir stated that aside with researches, the synergy between ministries/state institutions and the industries will be significantly important. With the MoU signing, it is expected that it will be a booster to push the acceleration of the electric vehicles development in Indonesia.

In the same occasion, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan stated that the accelerated technology development should be followed by fast, precise and strategic steps.

“This world is rapidly developing the technology. I wish, with this synergy, we could keep up. I am glad PLN could mobilize this. We should not stop only on the MoU, we should then proceed and follow the rules,” he said.

The Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten expressed her appreciation of the warm welcome from all parties involved in the initial collaboration. She stated that with the collaboration and supports from various parties, it is expected to accelerate the realization of electric vehicles utilization in various lines.

“This MoU signing is very important for us to accelerate the electric vehicle program in Indonesia. As we know, PLN got an assignment from the government to supply the charging station infrastructures for Battery Electric Vehicles. This also proves the joint commitment and contributions to government programs for the better future of Indonesian’s life,” close Inten.

The MoU signing was witnessed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir, the Head of BPPT Hammam Riza, and the Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten, and was attended by the CEO of 20 Enterprises and other respected guests.

Partnership and Public Communication Bureau
Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education