On March 1, 2022, there was a virtual live discussion via the Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram platforms entitled “Building an Electric Vehicle Ecosystem”. This event was organized by Solopos together with UNS and PUI UNS. This event discussed the readiness for acceleration to bring the electric vehicle ecosystem to Solo from various perspectives. The speaker presented was Budi Prawana as the Head of the Technical Science Research Organization-BRIN explaining how the development of research in the electric vehicle ecosystem. BRIN is currently developing electric motor generators, magnets and thermoelectrics, developing electric vehicle charging systems, solar cells, and battery management systems. The second speaker is Prof. Dr. eng. Agus Purwanto, S.T., M.T. as chairman of PUI Lithium Battery UNS. He explained the development of one of the most crucial components of electric vehicles, namely the battery. He targets a battery capable of providing a 1000 KM range capacity with several alternative materials being developed to get a battery combination with a low price and best performance.

The third speaker is Drs. Hari Prihatno as the Head of the Surakarta Transportation Service represents the Surakarta city government. The government has a plan to rejuvenate urban transportation with electric cars. However, its limitations in infrastructure, high prices, long and infrequent charging and security are the main obstacles that will be addressed immediately. From Surakarta itself, there has been an offer from Germany to revolutionize public transportation infrastructure for fully electric. Furthermore, the fourth material was presented by B. Prabowo Kartoleksono as General Chairperson of the Research and Development Division of Periklindo (Indonesian Electric Vehicle Industry Association) representing General TNI (Purn.) Dr. H. Moeldoko, S.I.P. as the General Chairperson of Perikliindo. He explained how big the potential of two-wheeled vehicles in Indonesia. Among them are the number of motorbike users, the tropical climate that supports PLTS, abundant natural resources and regulatory support from the government.

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