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Analysis-To benefit the climate, Indonesia’s electric vehicle push needs greener power

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia’s electric vehicle drive is likely to overtake its ambitious biodiesel programme within a decade, but will only achieve its aim of helping curb climate change if the country ramps up clean energy investment, environmental researchers say.

Energy Ministry lists challenges to EV adoption in Indonesia

Jakarta (ANTARA) – An official from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources outlined the challenges to the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Indonesia during an online media briefing on Tuesday.

Taiwan’s Foxconn links up with Thailand’s PTT for EV project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group will link up with Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas group PTT Public Company to become a force in electric vehicles (EV) in the Southeast Asian country by 2025, reports said Friday (Aug. 27).

Vietnamese, Chinese companies partner for manufacturing electric car batteries

HANOI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Vietnamese automaker VinFast has tied up with Chinese company Gotion High-Tech to research and produce batteries for electric vehicles, Vietnam News Agency reported Monday. Under a newly-signed memorandum of understanding, the two companies will work on building the first lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery plant in Vietnam, the news agency […]

Green vehicles add power to the fight against climate change

Nearly a million vehicles ply Singapore’s roads today, releasing around 6.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent each year, over a tenth of the city-state’s total emissions. Less than 0.5 per cent of these are electric vehicles (EVs).

SingPost pilots electric scooters and vans, with aim to replace current light vehicles by 2026

SINGAPORE – The postman will soon be bringing your mail on electric vehicles. Singapore Post announced on Monday (Aug 16) that it will replace all of its lighter vehicles with electric ones by 2026. For a start, it has begun pilots of two electric scooters and two vans.

Surge in electric vehicle sales amid tax rebates, emission rules

Electric vehicles (EVs) have charged forward in Singapore, fuelled partly by more generous tax incentives and stricter emission rules.

Thailand’s Oil Giant Is Going on a Green Spending Spree

Thailand’s oil giant, whose sales account for about 10% of the nation’s economic output, is suddenly spending billions of dollars on electric-vehicle and renewable-energy companies and tilting its traditional businesses toward chemicals and plastics.

ASEAN countries start to shake off smokestack addiction

JAKARTA/BANGKOK/LONDON — Fossil fuel-reliant Southeast Asian nations have begun moving away from oil, coal and other polluting resources, swayed by a global push for decarbonization, with Indonesia’s state-owned public utility promising a full exit from coal in four decades.

Hyundai and LG Energy to build EV battery factory in Indonesia

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said on Thursday it will partner with LG Energy Solution to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indonesia to secure a stable supply of battery cells for its EVs.