Indonesian capital to operate electric public minivans from Chinese automaker

Updated: August 13, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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JAKARTA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Jakarta-owned bus operator Transjakarta will operate electric public minivans from Chinese car maker DFSK to improve air quality in the Indonesia's capital.

Transjakarta has signed an agreement with a car dealership company, which will supply the DFSK electric vehicles on Thursday in South Tangerang, Banten province, said Transjakarta's corporate secretary Anang Rizkani Noor on Friday.

He said that Transjakarta will start pre-trial of the electric public minivans in September.

The company has been operating some electric buses manufactured by the another Chinese automaker BYD and continues to gradually expand its electric bus fleet.

"Transjakarta will gradually electrify all fleets from big buses to minivans. This is a form of our seriousness in achieving the electrification target of the entire fleet by 2030," he said in a statement. 

Editor: Li Shimeng