Nusantara’s electric vehicle development drawing international, domestic investors: Indonesian officials

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Nusantara's electric vehicle development drawing international, domestic investors: Indonesian officials

Authorities have highlighted that EVs are central to realising Nusantara’s vision as a smart and green city with an environmentally friendly transport system. 

According to OIKN, private vehicles in Nusantara will be restricted while public transportation will make up 80 per cent of traffic. Most modes of transport in the city will be non-fossil fuel vehicles or electric, it added. 

President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is popularly known, had previously encouraged Nusantara residents to only use EVs for travel within the city.

Last year, Mr Jokowi inaugurated a 50-megawatt solar power plant project in Nusantara. Kompas reported that the plant will produce about 93 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green energy per year and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 104,000 tonnes annually

President Jokowi has also invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to invest in the new capital city. He made the invitation during their meeting in Jakarta last week.  

The government is planning for Nusantara to be occupied as Indonesia’s new capital city in August, coinciding with the country’s 79th Independence Day celebrations.

More than 10,000 Indonesian civil servants from 38 ministries and institutions will move to Nusantara in September, marking the first phase of populating the city.

Nusantara is being built in five stages. The first is about three-quarters complete, covering basic infrastructure like the presidential palace, offices and housing. Toll roads and other major road networks are also expected to be ready by later this year.

The last stage of Nusantara’s construction is slated to be completed by Indonesia’s centennial in 2045 when it is connected with surrounding cities such as Balikpapan and Samarinda.

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