Indonesia to Wants to Attract Investments Like Tesla, Offers EV Incentives

Indonesia is set to begin offering incentives on qualifying electric vehicle (EV) and motorcycle purchases on March 20, according to a statement from senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan on Monday (via Reuters). The incentive, expected to help boost sales of EVs and attract investments from companies like Tesla, will apply to the sale of 200,000 […]

Indonesia Nearing EV Deals with Tesla and BYD, Says Minister

Indonesia is nearing deals with both Tesla and BYD for electric vehicle (EV) production investments in the country, according to a statement from Indonesia’s coordinating minister in a report from Reuters. The news comes just a few days after a report said that Tesla was finalizing details for a Gigafactory in the country, and after […]

Watch Elon Musk Speak at Indonesia’s B20 Conference [VIDEO]

Elon Musk spoke virtually at Indonesia’s B20 Summit conference over the weekend, discussing themes ranging from nickel to Twitter TV and more, as can be seen in a YouTube video from KompasTV. Musk previously agreed to speak at the conference after meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo over discussions about mining nickel for electric vehicle […]

Tesla Needs to Make Cars in Indonesia, Not Just Batteries: President

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, dubbed Jokowi locally, has asked Tesla to build EVs in the country, rather than just batteries, according to a report from Bloomberg on Thursday. The country also says it’s willing to wait until Tesla CEO Elon Musk is convinced that the country is more than its resources. In the interview […]
4680 battery pack

Tesla Signs $5 Billion Nickel Deal with Indonesia, Says Minister

Another Tesla deal has been announced for minerals necessary in the automaker’s electric vehicle (EVs) battery packs, this time coming from Indonesia. Tesla has signed a contract for a $5 billion nickel processing deal for multiple products in Indonesia, as detailed by a senior cabinet member from the country, reports Reuters. In an interview with […]

Tesla ‘Agreed’ to Build a Battery and EV Plant in Indonesia, Says Government

Tesla has “agreed” to install production capacity for electric vehicles (EVs) and the batteries they run on in Indonesia, the country’s head of investments, Bahlil Lahadalia, recently said, reports Benar News (via Electrek). The news comes a week after Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Texas to reportedly discuss […]

Indonesian President Meets Elon Musk at SpaceX Launch Site [VIDEO]

Image credit: @jokowi Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas, on Saturday to discuss a potential investment in Indonesia, reports Reuters. Widodo was visiting the U.S. to attend a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), but made a trip out to […]

Indonesian President to Meet Elon Musk on U.S. Visit to Discuss Nickel

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s meeting with Indonesian officials at Gigafactory Texas last month, the country’s president is now planning to meet with Musk, too. Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to meet with Musk on an upcoming trip to the U.S., according to statements from a minister on Monday (via Reuters). The meeting will take […]

iPhone Maker Foxconn Partners with Indonesia to Support EV Growth in Nation

Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn has been keen on new plans to make electric vehicles (EVs), and following the company’s release of three concept EVs, the Taiwan-based now-automaker is reportedly working with Indonesia to bolster EV adoption. Foxconn announced this week that it has partnered with Indonesia’s Investment Ministry as well as a number of countries […]

Tesla Sent Investment Proposal to Indonesia, Confirms Government Official

It appears Tesla has sent an investment proposal to Indonesia, confirms a government official. According to Reuters, Septian Hario Seto, Indonesia’s investment and mining coordination chief, told reporters on Friday he had received a proposal from Tesla on Thursday. “I received their proposal yesterday morning… next week we will meet them (virtually) to get an […]

Indonesia Seeks SpaceX Launch Site in Talks with Elon Musk

Earlier today, we reported how Indonesia admitted it had held discussions with Tesla CEO Elon Musk to become part of the electric vehicle maker’s supply chain, specifically when it comes to nickel for batteries. Now, according to BBC News, Indonesia is also presenting itself as a SpaceX launch site to Musk. Indonesian President Joko Widodo […]

Tesla to Hold Talks in Indonesia in January to Further Discuss EV Investment

According to Yahoo Finance, deputies from Tesla will soon travel to Indonesia to explore a possible investment in a supply chain for Tesla’s electric cars. Tesla teams to visit Indonesia to check on investment in EV components – government — Reuters (@Reuters) December 12, 2020 This comes after reports emerged earlier this year […]