Chinese car manufacturer Wuling launches EV in Indonesia

Chinese car manufacturer Wuling launches EV in Indonesia

On April 16, 2014, workers assemble cars in SGMW's manufacturing base in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. STR AFP BEKASI, Indonesia -- SAIC-GM-Wuling SGMW a major Chinese automobile manufacturer, launched its production of the electric vehicle named Wuling Air EV in Indonesia through its local unit SGMW Motor Indonesia Wuling.

The Air EV is the newest version of battery-based electric vehicles manufactured by SGMW for the world, and Indonesia has become the first station, said Shi Guoyong, President Director of Wuling's production factory in Bekasi, West Java province.

According to Dian Asmahani, the Wuling Air EV production capacity at the factory is expected to reach 10,000 units per year for both the domestic market and export market. There will be a lot of prices for the electric car, which will be announced soon.

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Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto attended the launch ceremony and said the Indonesian government appreciates the performance of Wuling.

According to the minister, Wuling brings Air EV with the latest technologies to Indonesia, which supports the Indonesian government's strategy for energy saving, emissions reduction and environmental protection.

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The launch of Air EV leads to major changes to the entire Indonesian automotive industry chain, from product research and development to marketing, etc. He said that it also drives the rapid development of the electric vehicle industry in Indonesia.

The minister said that the Wuling Air EV will be used as one of the official cars for the G 20 Summit to be held in Bali this November.

The data shows that in June 2022, Wuling had 140 local dealers in Indonesia, with a total of six types of vehicles produced and sold locally.