Minister Jonan is interested in trying out electric cars from Ezzy ITS Saturday, February 10, 2018 464

  • 2018.02.12 Monday
  • 17:12

EMR Communications Team


SURABAYA - After giving a public lecture at Rectorate Building of Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya, Friday (9/2), Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan went to the building yard and approached electric car by student of ITS Surabaya.


Minister Jonan went straight to a red car flanked by an electric motor on his right. Inviting the Rector of ITS Surabaya, Joni Hermana, Jonan around the courtyard of the rectorate building with a car made by Ezzy ITS.


After testing the electric car, Jonan recommended to the Rector of ITS Surabaya to immediately mass-produce the vehicle in order to be traded commercially. "I recommend to Mr. Rector to be mass-produced and commercialized immediately because if it is not sold, we do not know what to improve or refine," Jonan said.


The plan, electric car Gesits will be launched commercially to coincide with Independence Day August 17, 2018 later.


Previously, in October 2017, the Gesits team visited the office of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to get support and direction from the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources related to the regulation of the Government in the protection of local industries, especially in the electric motor industry against the incessant penetration of imports.


The Gesits car is designed to use 20 kWh of battery power with mileage capability of 130 kilometers (km). In addition, this car can go with a maximum speed of 180 km per hour with the distribution of a much more stable weight. (NA)