Missing in Malaysia, DFSK set to manufacture EVs in Indonesia soon
Sanjay · Apr 26, 2021 06:00 PM
Amidst growing electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Indonesia, Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Sokon (DFSK) is looking towards manufacturing their own EVs in the archipelago within the next two to three years.
DFSK Indonesia's public relations and media manager, Ahmad Rofiqi mentioned that while the company is still exploring avanues, manufacturing EVs is in the company's long term plans.
Speaking to the media at the Jakarta International Expo, Rofiqi said that "it's not impossible" for the company to build EVs at their Cikande plant, citing that plans can be realised following customer demands.
He adds that while the Indonesian government is very supportive of EVs, DFSK realises that the current EV market still has room to grow, especially considering market interest is yet to be at its most optimal level.
Rofiqi maintains that once everything is in place, DFSK will not delay putting forth their plan.
Why does DFSK sound familiar?
It's because we wrote about the DFSK Glory 580 back this past December - a 7-seater SUV that was supposedly to be priced circa RM 95k and launched in January this year.
We're days away from May, and nothing new has been unearthed since we first wrote about the model.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.