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Industry Ministry Partners With Gojek, Grab in Electric Vehicle Test

Jakarta. The Industry Ministry is partnering up with ride-hailing companies Gojek Indonesia and Grab Indonesia on a project testing electric motorbikes. The test aims to find out the level of energy efficiency that can be achieved using electric vehicles and mobile battery-sharing. New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan’s largest public management organization, is also involved in the project. […]

PEA and MG Join Forces

Mr. Khemmarat Sartpreecha, Deputy Governor, Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and Mr. Zhang Haibo, President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the “Charging Network Development for Electric Vehicles Project” at the lobby, 1st floor, LED Building, Provincial Electricity Authority Head Office, on 22 August 2019. Mr. Khemmarat disclosed that […]

Indonesia to relax import rules for completely built unit in electric vehicles segment

To accelerate the entry of electric vehicles in Indonesia, the government of President Jokowi Widodo plans to allow manufacturers to bring completely built units or CBU parts. With this plan, the government hopes the sale of these vehicles in the market will stimulate the buyers to own them. But the chair of the Indonesian Automotive Industries Association (Gaikindo), Yohanes Nangoi criticised the move.  He reminded […]

An idea to electrify 1 million boats in Southeast Asia—inspired by Ikea

All around Southeast Asia, experiments in the electrification of transport are underway. Buses in Thailand, cars in Malaysia, scooters in Myanmar, bicycles in Singapore, and jeepneys in the Philippines. But, as sea levels rise around the climate-vulnerable sub-region, what about transport of the seafaring variety? Hans van Mameren, a septuagenarian Dutchman who runs Singapore-based renewable energy […]

Transportation Minister calls for development of electric buses

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has stated that he will encourage the use of electric buses as a mode of public transport particularly in urban areas. The operator of TransJakarta plans to utilize electric buses which are environmentally friendly, he said during a discussion in Jakarta on Friday. However, the operator did […]

Singapore Slams Tesla For Offering Lifestyle, Not Solution To Climate Change

A Singapore government official has criticized Tesla and its chief executive Elon Musk for offering a lifestyle choice rather than a solution to the challenges climate change presents, Bloomberg reports. In an interview with the new agency, the city state’s minister for the environment and water resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said “What Elon Musk wants to produce is […]

Thailand partnering with South Korea on electric bus development

BANGKOK — An all-electric bus with the national flags of South Korea and Thailand printed side by side sits on a campus of one of the national research universities on the southern side of Bangkok. The electric bus is a joint project between Korea and Thailand, led mainly by Korean automaker Edison Motors, which currently […]

Shell launches Southeast Asia’s first service station EV chargers in Singapore

As global energy and oil companies look to facilitate the advent of truly mainstream electric vehicles (EVs), Shell has entered the fray by launching its Shell Recharge EV chargers in Singapore. The service station-based 50kW rapid chargers are the first for both Singapore and Southeast Asia according to Shell’s statement on the matter, which added […]

Electric car sharing firm BlueSG looks to move into OOH ad space

Electric car sharing company BlueSG is working with sister company Havas Group. Havas Group’s OOH brand AdCity will act as a consultant for BlueSG, which is open to be used as an OOH ad platform, and has a fleet of 470 cars in Singapore. Currently, BlueSG has 220 self-service stations located in public housing, city […]

MEMI aims to reach 10% electric car usage before 2035

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) wants to be more aggressive in promoting electric vehicles in Brunei, aiming to reach a target of 10 percent before 2035. The urgency to reduce greenhouse gases — as part of the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement — is moving the issue forward, said […]