BYD to deliver 200 T3 e-vans to cabbies in Indonesia
Indonesia’s largest taxi operator, Blue Bird, has ordered 200 electric vans from BYD. 150 of the seven-seater EVs of type T3 will be used in Jakarta, the remaining 50 in Bali.Weiterlesen
Hyundai: $1.55 billion for first Indonesia plant
Hyundai Motors has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to build a vehicle manufacturing plant in Kota Deltamas, east of Jakarta, where an “electric production line is also being explored.” The South Korean carmaking giant will invest 1.55 billion USD in the plant until 2030.Weiterlesen
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Indonesia backs EVs with state utility PLN
The state-owned utility company PLN has signed memorandums of understanding with 20 companies to push EV adoption in Indonesia. 13 of the companies are set to provide support with the installing charging stations, six companies will help build the vehicles and one company aims to develop their own charger.Weiterlesen
Indonesia plans a series of EV incentives
The Indonesian government is planning a series of incentives to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as well as supporting the manufacture of these in the country. Indonesia aspires to become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing and an exporter.Weiterlesen
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Indonesia: International consortium seeks nickel & cobalt
An international consortium of renowned e-mobility players plans to build a resource mining plant for lithium-ion batteries on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In concrete terms, the project reportedly involves nickel and cobalt. Apparently, Tesla, CATL, LG Chem, Daimler and Volkswagen aim to participate in the consortium.Weiterlesen
Toyota invests $2 billion in EV development in Indonesia
Toyota plans to invest $2 billion in the development of electric vehicles in Indonesia over the next four years. Initial investments will go into hybrid cars.Weiterlesen
Honda & Panasonic to install battery swap stations
Honda and Panasonic announced a project in Indonesia to trial battery swapping for electric motorcycles. The pilot will start this December through a joint venture deploying Honda’s Mobile Power Pack at a couple of a dozen stations.Weiterlesen
Audi, Nissan, Mercedes, NEVS, WM Motor, Indonesia
Significant changes at Audi: Electrification is the new norm, or shall be in Ingolstandt and so Audi decided to get rid of power output designations such as 2.0 TFSI oder 3.0 TDI. Instead, two digits that stand for the output in kW followed by the actual motor technology such as TFSI, TDI, g-tron, or e-tron shall describe each variant. Audi explains this step with new technologies taking over in the future, which will make cylinder capacity less relevant for customers.
Latest tease for Nissan Leaf: The countdown is on for the launch of the next-gen Nissan Leaf and so the Japanese continue to serve one little piece of tease after the other. Not sushi of course but an animated video and a snapshot of the rear light. However, the web was faster as usual so the full menu, meaning a naked Leaf and spec, have been put on the table already.
First view of the Mercedes EQA: We missed a tiny little detail when announcing Mercedes’ IAA line-up lately. If you look very closely, you can discover the compact EQA already in the picture.
New NEVS investors: Saab successor NEVS has got a new co-owner in Beijing Zhenghuon Technology, an investors group that just poured 108m dollars into National Electric Vehicle Sweden. Didi Chuxing, China’s equivalent to Uber, is also thinking about taking a stake in NEVS, and “discussions have been going on all summer,” according to NEVS CEO Stefan Tilk.
German design for Chinese EVs: WM Motors has turned to Isdera, a design and engineering firm based in the German town of Saarwellingen and led by former Porsche engineer Eberhard Schulz, to give their electric cars some substance. Founded in China last year, WM Motors wants to cooperate across all business areas with Isdera, including manufacturing and raising capital.
Indonesia’s EV incentives: A new policy by the Indonesian government wants to favour electric and hybrid vehicles by granting them a break from taxes. The goal is to reduce emissions by 29 percent by 2030 and the Ministry of Industry, intends to make its plans public by the end of the year.
Nissan, Toyota + Mazda, Geely, Tesla, Indonesia, Hyundai
Aerodynamic Leaf to inspire SUV version? In a new teaser video, Nissan emphasizes its new model’s enhanced aerodynamic. Just recently, first spy shot emerged that show the next-gen Leaf without camouflage. Its officially presentation is due in September. According to Autocar, Nissan also considers creating an electric crossover called Terra with optional all-wheel drive on the Leaf’s platform. Source of this information is a patent reached in by Nissan at Malaysia’s patents office.
electriccarsreport.com, autocar.co.uk (electric SUV)
EV alliance between Toyota and Mazda: The two Japanese carmakers are extending their partnership in order to develop EV tech and to erect a 1.6bn-dollars assembly plant in the States. In order to manifest the cooperation both companies take stakes in each other: Toyota will take a 5 percent share of Mazda, the latter a 0.25 percent share of its larger rival.
Geely brands’ joint venture: While Volvo Cars, Geely Auto and Lynk & Co already announced their will to work together as they all seek to accelerate common research on EV tech, this step has now been partly realized through foundation of a first joint venture: The GV Automobile Technology’s head quarter is in Chinese city Ningo, a subsidiary will be installed in Göteborg. While this project is driven by Volvo Cars and Geely, another JV including Lynk & Co is due in September.
Price cut of Tesla’s Model X and S: In the States, Tesla reduces the base price of its Model X by 3,000 dollars. Also the all-wheel drive version of its Model S is going to be available for 1,500 dollars less than before. Parallel, the EV maker adds more standard options for the performance versions of both, Model S and Model X.
EV production in Indonesia: By 2020, the country’s government seeks to kick-off serial production of an electric vehicle. Four universities are currently working together in order to develop an appropriate model. Further details on this project are not yet available.
Hyundai revises hybrid plans for India: The Korean carmaker refrains from presenting its Ioniq hybrid at India’s Auto Expo 2018, due to the government’s step to tax hybrids at the highest rate under the Goods and Service Tax (GST). Hyundai also cancelled the plan to introduce mild hybrid tech for the upcoming Verna, reacting on the government’s announcement to reduce fiscal benefits to mild hybrids under the FAME India Scheme.
Tesla, Aston Martin, Mean Metal Motors, BMW & Toyota, Indonesia.
Elon twitters up the stock: It took just one tweet by Tesla CEO Musk to boost the confidence of fans and shareholders. On April 30th, the carmaker will launch a new product series that Musk says is not a car. It will probably be the announced in-home battery, but some seem more convinced that Tesla will be launching an electric motorcycle.
twitter.com, forbes.com, benzinga.com (e-motorcycle)
Electrified Rapide: Aston Martin seems to be thinking about offering an all-electric variant of its sports car Rapide. Quoting the carmaker’s new CEO Andy Palmer, the Wall Street Journal reports that the electric Rapide could hit the road in two to three years.
Hybrid supercar from India? Mean Metal Motors, an automobile start-up from India, says that it is working on the M-Zero sports car featuring a hybrid drivetrain. It would be the first of its kind from India. The design will definitely have heads turning.
malayalamlive.co, youtube.com (video)
BMW and Toyota may not go hybrid: According to Car and Driver, the jointly developed successors of the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra may not be offered as a hybrid variant, after all. Though it says that project “Silk Road” shows no signs of electrification, we are not ready to give up quite yet.
National car project: Indonesia wants to develop and build an all-electric “national car.” Earlier this year, Indonesian firm PT Adiperkasa Citra Lestari and Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings Berhard had signed a MoU to collaborate on the project.
Small electric bus from China: The Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus was presented at the Shandong EV Expo in China last month. Its 1.5 kW electric motor and lead-acid battery allow for a top speed of 40 kph and 130 kilometers of range. It can apparently seat up to 20 children.