INDONESIAN DEVELOPED ELECTRIC BUS. Research and Technology Minister Gusti M Hatta (Left) Transportation Minister EE Mangidaan (right) and Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Rudi Rubiandin (center) test-drove an Indonesian electric bus at the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT) office, Jakarta on 26 June 2012 to mark the 17th National Technology Awakening Day due to be celebrated in August. This bus, which was developed at the Electric Power and Mechatronics Research Centre (LIPI), is capable of carrying 15 passengers. It can attain a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour and travel up to 150 km on a single charge of its 500 amp battery. According to LIPI researcher Abdul Hafid, the electric bus uses Lithium batteries (LifeP04), which reduces its operating cost by more than 50 percent and maintenance cost by 70 percent. Photo courtesy antara

Last Updated: 2012-06-27

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