Indonesia Seeks Collaboration with Foreign Investors to Establish Its Own EV Supply Chain
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Indonesia has been devoted to developing a complete EV supply chain these years. The country seeks to collaborate with American, Japanese, South Korean and Chinese investors and sets goals to make 20% of cars produced in Indonesia to be electric by 2025 and become a global EV and EV battery manufacturing hub. Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board announced LG Energy Solution will invest USD 9.8 billion to work with an EV battery group of 4 Indonesian companies (PLN, Pertamina, Aneka Tambang and MIND ID) to form a complete EV battery supply chain.
Battery production is the key to EV industrial development. Indonesia is rich in materials including cobalt, nickel, manganese and other rare metals that allow for establishing a price-competitive EV industry. Joko Widodo (President of Indonesia) has set goals for the nation to start producing EV in 2022, make the proportion of components used in any EV produced in Indonesia to reach at least 35% by 2023, and make EV account for 20% all Indonesian car production by 2025.