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Mitsubishi teams-up with Indonesia to promote domestic use of EVs

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Eric Tipan / Mitsubishi | December 12, 2017 11:49

Indonesia studying electric vehicle use to reduce CO2 emissions

Indonesia is hitting two birds with one stone, or rather the three-diamond emblem after the government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation that pushes light-years forward the local automotive manufacturing industry while also strengthening its strategy to lower tailpipe emissions.

Mitsubishi, which already manufactures the Montero Sport and a few other in Indonesia, will work with the government to promote the use of electric vehicles in the country while also increasing its availability in the market.

This falls directly in line with the Indonesian government’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions while also ‘exploring the potential for new policies and incentive programs’ in order to make EVs price-friendly for buyers and cost-effective more automakers to produce locally.

Mitsubishi teams-up with Indonesia to promote domestic use of EVs

Part of the agreement is for Mitsubishi to immediately provide to Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry and a range of other organizations, including national universities and research institutes 10 electric vehicles and four charging units

A joint study will then be made by both Mitsubishi and the Indonesian government on the effects of EV use in the country.

"This Memorandum of Understanding is a vote of confidence by the Indonesian Government in the electric technologies of Mitsubishi Motors. At the same time, this announcement demonstrates the importance that Mitsubishi Motors places on Indonesia in our plans for future growth. We are pleased to be playing our part in helping to reduce emissions in Indonesia and in supporting its transition to a low carbon economy." said Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi Motors' Chief Executive.