It was unexpected that a successful company like Tesla Motor decided to go open source and share its secret ingredients to everyone, including its competitors, but it happened(1). This is a milestone to electric car development around the globe, including in Indonesia.
National project for electric car is often referred as MOLINA. It is an acronym for MObil LIstrik NAsional (translation: National Electric Car).
- Regulation for electric car has not been released, but SNI (Indonesian National Standard) is targetted to be finished by this year(2)
- Supply chain to produce electric car components is still unclear. CV. Sampurna Part Niaga is developing lightning component with brand name Autovision which is used in one of the electric car prototype(3).
- Human Resource is developed along with research conducted by public schools and universities.
#Hevina by LIPI
LIPI, a state owned company, developed two types of electric car: sedan/saloon and bus.
#Ezzy by ITS (Institute Teknologi Surabaya)
ITS, a public university, developed prototypes of electric car. The latest one is Ezzy II in the form of sedan/saloon.
#ELVI by PT. GRAIN
PT. GRAIN, a private company, took an initiative to develop 8 prototypes of electric car. Four models are claimed to be ready for production. Those includes one multi-purpose-vehicle (MPV), one pick up, and two city cars.
Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology expects electric car to enter limited production in 2017 to be used in government offices(5).