Jakarta (ANTARA) - Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) in Jakarta have no more needed longer time to charge their EV batteries. They just take 20 minutes to do that at an ultra-fast public charging station that state-owned electricity firm PLN had set up last month.

ANTARA observed on Sunday that the EV owners could shorten the length of time needed for charging their EV batteries from at least an hour to some 20 minutes at the ultra-fast charging station at the PLN office in Gambir, Central Jakarta.

At the moment, PLN has built one charging station with ultra-fast technology in Indonesia.

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Apart from this ultra-fast charging station, PLN has also set up five regular power stations with 25 KWs to 50 KWs capacity in certain places in Jakarta and South Tangerang.

These charging stations are located at PLN's Jakarta Raya Office; PLN's Bulungan Office, South Jakarta; Senayan City Mall; and AEON Mall BSD, South Tangerang City.

In the light of the EV development in Indonesia, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources applauded the PLN's efforts to build charging stations in Jakarta.

According to the ministry's Electricity Director General Rida Mulyana, the availability of charging stations would support the electric car industries in Indonesia.

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Translator: Afut S Nursyirwan/Genta Tenri
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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