Tesla battery supplier to build USD 1.2 billion EV battery plant in Indonesia
Sanjay · May 27, 2021 01:12 PM
State-owned Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC) and a consortium led by South Korea's LG Group (including LG Chem which supplies batteries to Shanghai-assembled Tesla Model 3s), will build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the country worth USD 1.2 billion, says Indonesia's investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia.
With a capacity of 10 gigawatt hours (GWh) - 10 gigawatts equates to 10 billion watts of electric power - the plant will be built in the Kota Deltamas industrial area in Bekasi.
Batteries built in this plant will be used in Hyundai EVs, and Hyundai is building their first Indonesian factory nearby too.
Meanwhile, IBC is made up of four Indonesian state-owned companies: mining holding company Mind ID and their nickel producer subsidiary Aneka Tambang, plus Pertamina and Perusahaan Listrik Negara, which deals in oil and gas and electricity respectively.
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