As the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, with 200 thousand passengers daily and 50 thousand workers, we hope that Soekarno-Hatta, as a pilot project for the development of electric vehicle development, would become an example for other airporJakarta (ANTARA) - State-run airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has inked an agreement with state-run electricity firm PT PLN to set up electric vehicle charging station to expedite the battery-powered electric vehicles program.
President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin noted in a statement here on Thursday that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) has demonstrated his company's commitment to supporting the development of electric vehicles in Indonesia.
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"Angkasa Pura II has supported the accelerated development of battery-based electric vehicles, as the government program stipulated in Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019," he stated.
Under the agreement, all airports under the management of AP II will provide infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations.
The MoU with AP II is part of PLN's total 20 agreements with various stakeholders to develop the national electric vehicle industry.
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Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and Research, Technology, and Higher Education Minister M. Nasir bore witness to the inking of the MoU.
As a pilot project, PT AP II will operate an electric vehicle charging station at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Cengkareng, Banten.
"As the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, with 200 thousand passengers daily and 50 thousand workers, we hope that Soekarno-Hatta, as a pilot project for the development of electric vehicle development, would become an example for other airports and public service facilities," Awaluddin stated.
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The airport has operated some electric vehicles to serve passengers and support its operation, including taxis, skytrain, segway, electric scooter, baggage towing tractor, and electric bus to ply within the airport area.
Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten Cahyani noted that further details on the agreement will be discussed with stakeholders.
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