I think it's smooth. There's no noise
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo test rode in an electric car, which is set to be the official vehicle for the leaders of countries at the G20 Summit in Bali in November 2022.

The President rode in the electric car with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo during a working visit to the Batang Integrated Industrial Area in Batang District, Central Java, Wednesday, an official statement issued by the Presidential Secretariat said.

After they arrived at the Ahmad Yani Army Main Air Base in Semarang City, President Jokowi and his entourage continued their journey to Batang District.

After exiting the Gringsing Toll Gate, Batang, they changed vehicles, trying out the electric-powered cars and then observed the KCC Glass project in the industrial area.

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"I think it's smooth. There's no noise," the President said of the car.

The electric car which he tested is the Genesis from the Hyundai company.

Joining the entourage in the electric cars were Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia, State Secretary Minister Pratikno, and President Director of PT PP Novel.

There were also State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir and Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar in another car. The Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo and his wife rode in another car.

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Upon meeting the chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Park Byeong Seug, at the Bali International Convention Center, Badung District, Sunday, March 20, 2022, President Jokowi announced about plans to use the electric cars as vehicles for leaders of countries attending the G20 Summit.

"This week I attended the launch of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car, which marked the start of electric car production in Indonesia. Meanwhile, another Hyundai electric car, the Genesis G80, will be the official car for the G20 Summit, as a showcase of collaboration between Indonesia and South Korea," he stated.

The electric car was powered by an 87.2 kWh lithium-ion battery with 272 kW of power, or the equivalent of 200 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Power was channeled to every wheel via an e-AWD drive system, said auto officials.

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Translator: Indra Arief P, Mecca Yumna
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