Charging Electric Cars for Only 20 Minutes

Sunday, 3 November 2019 - Dibaca 693 kali




NUMBER: 641.Pers/04/SJI/2019

Dated: 3rd November 2019

Charging Electric Cars for Only 20 Minutes

At the front yard of PLN's Greater Jakarta Main Distribution Unit (UID) in Gambir, Central Jakarta, there is now an ultra-fast Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU) with a capacity of 150 kiloWatt. At this capacity, this SPKLU can charge an electric vehicle in about 20 minutes. This SPKLU is the first ultra-fast charging technology in Indonesia and is currently the only one.

Director General of Electricity of Ministry of EMR, Rida Mulyana, in particular expressed his appreciation to PLN on the construction of the SPKLU in order to support the development of electric vehicles in Indonesia.

Rida said that the collaborative measure by PLN is very good and strategic in utilizing electric vehicles. "This is also good to increase sales of electricity in the future," said Rida at the launching of PLN's SPKLU at AEON Mall BSD Tangerang, Monday (28/10).

Rida added that the SPKLU launch is a proof of the commitment and joint contribution to the government's program with an aim to realize better lives for Indonesian people.

In addition to the ultra-fast charging SPKLU, PLN's Greater Jakarta UID provides 2 fast-charging SPKLUs. One SPKLU has a capacity of 50 kiloWatt, capable of charging an electric car from empty to full charge between 1-1.5 hours, while the other fast-charging SPKLU has a capacity of 25 kiloWatt, capable to charge between 2.5-3 hours.

Until currently, Jakarta and its surrounding area have a total of 6 PLN's SPKLUs. Three units are installed at the yard of PLN's Greater Jakarta UID, 1 unit at the yard of PLN's UP3 in Bulungan, 1 unit at Senayan City Mall, and 1 unit at AEON Mall Bumi Serpong Damai. Next, an SPKLU is planned to be installed at Pondok Indah Mall.

The construction of SPKLU is expected to be carried on in collaboration with a variety of cooperation partners. For this reason, PLN plans to build 10 SPKLUs in stages until next year throughout Indonesia. These SPKLUs are expected to support the rise of various electric vehicles such as battery electric cars, scooters (electric motorcycles), and a number of other electric vehicles. (IY)

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