–BUMN MinisterErick Thohirplans to cooperate withTeslain February 2021.This is done in relation to the development of the electric car industry in Indonesia.
“God willing, in February, I will open talks withTeslato develop this cooperation,” saidErick Thohirin a written statement reported by Antara, Saturday, January 2, 2021.
In addition, Erick also ordered PLN to improve services to the community and change its business strategy after the pandemic.
“Alhamdulillah, PLN is on-track and has participated in the BUMN consortium to manufacture EV batteries in collaboration with companies from Korea and China,” he continued.
In addition to anticipating electric cars, Erick also wants PLN to actively develop electric stoves.This is in order to reduce fuel imports.
There are a number of reasons why Indonesia will become a major player in the electric car industry.This is in line with President Jokowi’s mission to encourage Indonesia to become a major player in the cutting-edge industry because Indonesia’s natural resources support it.
As one of the countries with the largest nickel resources, this supports Indonesia to become a major producer of electric car battery resources.
“The battery itself is a major component in the production of electric cars. With the natural wealth we have, of course we must also support the quality of our human resources in order to become a major producer in the electric car industry,” said Erick.
Previously,BUMN MinisterErick Thohirexplained that electric cars have many benefits.Not only benefits for the economy but benefits for the environment.This is in line with the government’s mission to promote sustainable economic development.
Electric cars are considered more environmentally friendly.The resulting emissions are lower than vehicles that use fuel oil, thus reducing air pollution and noise pollution
According to Erick, all parties must maintain national energy security, currently Indonesia imports 1.5 million barrels per day of fuel.Electric cars are a solution to reduce the movement of foreign exchange abroad.