Mitsubishi unveils Indonesian electric vehicle research scheme

Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has presented 8 units of the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV, 2 units of the i-MiEV pure electric vehicle, and 4 units of battery charger to the Indonesian Government.

The top-of-the-range vehicles are being provided by Mitsubishi as part of a joint study with the Ministry of Industry (MOI) into the development of Indonesia's rapidly growing electric vehicle infrastructure.

The vehicles will feature in a series of studies modelling how Indonesia's existing transport infrastructure can accommodate electric vehicles.

The studies will assess the use of electric vehicles in different environments, including cities, tourist areas and remote islands.

Meanwhile, the study will track the energy management potential of electric vehicles, examining the use of the Outlander PHEV as a storage resource.

The ceremony is the latest in a string of major announcement from Mitsubishi in Indonesia, with the corporation having unveiled the new Bekasi production facility in April last year.

Mitsubishi has been trading in Indonesia since the formation of the company in 1970s, and has strong relationships with local partners across the country.

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