Indonesia, South Korea initiate plan to develop electric car battery

Indonesia, South Korea initiate plan to develop electric car battery

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Jakarta — Maritime Affairs Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has met with South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Chao Tai-young on Thursday (23/11) to discuss the country’s joint development of a lithium-ion battery for electric cars. During the meeting, they agreed to send young chemical engineers to South Korea for further training. “We will send young scientists from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) to South Korea for an internship program,” Luhut said, following the meeting at his office. Indonesia plans to produce 2 million cars by 2025, 20 percent of which will be hybrid or fully electric cars. Luhut added that Indonesia had abundant resources to produce lithium-ion batteries, while South Korea was one of the leading countries in battery technology, along with Japan. “As we have  a lot of materials to produce batteries domestically, why should we import them,” he said.

Source: thejakartapost.com

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