IMI supports type-testing, development of electric motorcycles: MPR

Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo has lauded efforts made by education institutions to contribute to the development of electric vehicles.

Soesatyo, who is also chairman of the Indonesian Motor Association (IMI), has assured that IMI will remain committed to helping and supporting the development of electric motorcycles.

One of the ways IMI is doing this is by finding sponsors and overseeing the vehicle type-testing process at the Ministry of Transportation, he said.

“IMI is willing to be a sponsor to help this type-testing for electric motorcycles so later these vehicles are proper to use on public roads,” he said while welcoming the arrival of the electric motorcycle Bl-SEV01 touring team from Budi Luhur University here on Tuesday.

The type-testing of electric vehicles is required to prove to the government and the public that they are suitable for use in terms of safety, comfort, and in accordance with vehicle regulations in Indonesia, he noted.

“This type-testing will show how comfortable and safe this electric motorcycle is. Also, the handling demonstration on obstacles or in case it is burned,” he said.

“I am sure and believe with my BL-SEV01 team that they will certainly be able to pass the test and IMI will be overseeing until the motorcycle can be mass-produced,” he affirmed.

“The BL-SEV01 electric motorcycle successfully went under trial, (and was) driven on the Jakarta – Mandalika route with a cruising range of up to 1,340 km for 17 days,” he noted.

The 96-Volt BLDC electric motorcycle built by Budi Luhur University comes with some specifications: it can power up to 16 kW, supported by a 48Ah battery and a 96-Volt 200 Ampere controller, Soesatyo noted.

The success of the test has proved that academic institutions are able to innovate on electric vehicles for future mobility, he said.

“What they are doing is a battle in reducing the country’s burden and earth pollution caused by exhausts,” he added.

 

Source: Antara News

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