University of Nottingham and West Java Government Sign Letter of Intent To Develop Electric Vehicles Infrastructure in West Java
University of Nottingham and the West Java government have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to develop the Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the West Java region on 15 September 2021. The LoI was signed by the Ridwan Kamil, West Java Governor and Prof Robert Mokaya, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the University of Nottingham. The event was held in collaboration with The Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in London.
University of Nottingham is renowned for its expertise in EV research and innovation. The department receives more than £30 million in grant funding and is one of the global leaders in electric vehicle research and innovation. The department has key industry partners which facilitates leading research and innovation in the industry.
In collaboration with West Java Government, the collaboration seeks to address the need for:
• Domestic Infrastructures for EVs components, and battery manufacturing
• Business models for the deployment of EVs and fast-charging stations, and
• Innovative policies in the transportation sector
• Create the platform for knowledge exchange and trainings that benefit relevant institutions.
• Using sustainable transportation to act as a catalyst to develop a sustainable environment.
West Java is Indonesia’s most populous province with a population of 48 million. Investment Minister/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia said the first electric vehicle battery factory in Indonesia would be built in West Java in August 2021. West Java is home to Institut Teknologi Bandung, and IPB University – both are UKICIS founding member universities alongside UON, University of Warwick, Coventry University, and Universitas Gadjah Mada.