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Get to Know More About This Type of Electric Car Made in Indonesia!

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31 March 2022
Get to Know More About This Type of Electric Car Made in Indonesia!

Electric cars are predicted to be a substitute for conventional cars because of the environmentally friendly concept they carry. Call it Tesla, he is one of the pioneers in the manufacture of electric cars in the world. How about Indonesia? Way back in 2012, it turned out that Indonesia had made its own electric car with various models that deserved thumbs up. What is the shape of the electric car made in Indonesia from year to year? Check out the interesting reviews below!


1. What is an Electric Car?

An electric car is a car that is driven by electric power whose source comes from a rechargeable battery. Of course, when viewed from the type of fuel used, electric cars are different from conventional cars whose fuel comes from diesel or gasoline. Which is more efficient? The answer is electric cars. The average conventional car requires approximately 1 liter of fuel for a distance of 10 km. The estimated fuel price per liter is IDR 9,000. Meanwhile, the use of 1 KwH in electric cars can be used to travel a distance of 7.78 km. This figure comes from an example of calculating the Hyundai Kona electric car which has a capacity of 39.2 KwH and can be used to cover a distance of 305 km. The cost per 1 KwH ranges from Rp. 1,352 depending on the amount of power used. So, if you travel from Jakarta to Bandung with a distance of 150 km by electric car, BFI Finance Buddies need approximately 19.3 Kwh of electrical power. The total cost of using an electric car is 19.3 KwH x Rp. 1,352 = Rp. 26,093. Compared to using a conventional gasoline-fueled car, the total cost incurred for the same mileage is 15 liters x Rp 9,000 = Rp 135,000. Quite far is not the difference?

2. 8 Types of Electric Cars Made in Indonesia

Since 2012, the Indonesian government has been working on the development of electric cars made in Indonesia with various models and features. There are at least 8 types of electric cars made in Indonesia, namely:


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2.1. Tucuxi Electric Car

The Tucuxi electric car is the first Indonesian-made electric car launched in 2012. The development of the Tucuxi electric car was initiated by the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises at that time, Dahlan Iskan. Dahlan Iskan asked Ricky Elson, an Indonesian citizen who graduated from the Ten November Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, to design this first-generation electric car made in Indonesia.

In the scientific world, Tucuxi is a type of dolphin marine mammal. Thus, the exterior design of the Tucuxi electric car is designed to resemble a dolphin with an oval shape on the front of the car. In addition, with its dominant red color pattern, this electric car reminds us of the famous Ferrari car.

The travel speed of this first-generation electric car made in Indonesia can reach 200 km/hour with a maximum distance of 400 km. Meanwhile, the capacity of the electric motor engine is 268 horsepower.

However, unfortunately, the development of the Tucuxi electric car had to be stopped because it did not pass the emission test at that time. And the initiator, Dahlan Iskan, had an accident while testing the Tucuxi electric car, which was caused by a brake failure.

2.2. Gendhis Electric Car

The second Indonesian-made electric car is named Gendhis. Still from the persistent hands of Ricky Elson, his electric car this time is an MPV type with a capacity of 7 people. This Gendhis electric car has a sliding door type like the Daihatsu Luxio and Honda Odyssey cars. First exhibited at the prestigious APEC event in 2013, unfortunately, this electric car has no plans to be widely produced because it is still in the form of a prototype.

2.3. Ahmadi Electric Bus

Besides tucuxi, in 2012 Dahlan Iskan also initiated the manufacture of electric buses called Ahmadi. With ITB alumnus Dasep Ahmadi as the drafter, this Indonesian-made electric car is priced at IDR 1.3 billion in the market. The Ahmadi electric bus can travel at a maximum speed of 80 km/hour with a maximum distance of 130 km. With the composition of 36 lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 21 kWh, this electric bus can be charged a maximum in 4 to 5 hours of battery charging.

2.4. Helvina Electric Car

The next electric car made in Indonesia is the Helvina. The Helvina electric car is an electric car developed by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in 2013. The Helvina is designed with electric power with a capacity of 62 horsepower and can go at a maximum speed of 140 km/hour.

2.5. The Eagle's Electric Car

This time it's time for students to show off in the manufacture of electric cars. Coming from a student at the Faculty of Engineering, Tidar University, he initiated an Indonesian-made electric car called the Eagle. With a 350 watt electric motor, the Eagle is able to go at a maximum speed of 40 km/hour. Because the battery of this electric car can only last 3 hours, the Eagle cannot be widely traded.


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2.6. Evina Electric Car

In addition to making Ahmadi electric buses, Dasep Ahmadi also makes other electric-powered vehicles with the concept of a city car. Namely, the Evina electric car, the second Indonesian-made electric car made by Dasep Ahmadi has a 20 kWh electric motor and a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery. With a power of 50 horsepower, the Evina electric car is capable of traveling as far as 135 km.

2.7. Selo

The seventh Indonesian-made electric car is named Selo. The Selo was also designed and made by Ricky Nelson in 2013. With its luxurious exterior design, the Selo electric car reminds us of Lamborghini cars that can cost billions of rupiah. With a capacity of 182 horsepower, the Selo electric car can run for a maximum distance of 250 km. The duration of charging the Selo electric car battery only takes 4 hours.

2.8. Hyundai Ioniq 5

The last and recently launched electric car made in Indonesia is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. In collaboration with the well-known car manufacturer Hyundai, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to be a new face and a trigger for the manufacture of a new generation of electric cars made in Indonesia. With its environmentally friendly concept, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 features a solar panel that can meet the electricity supply needs for the Assembly Shop operational area. In addition, this electric car made in Indonesia is made with water-based paint which has a lower Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content.


Such is the discussion about electric cars made in Indonesia that have been made. Electric cars are sure to be the car of the future that many people have been waiting for. While waiting for the development of electric cars to be more widespread, if you have a conventional car, you can use it as a means to fulfill your financial needs! Simply by pledging a car BPKB, you have the opportunity to get a loan for business capital, investment, and consumptive purposes. No need to worry because the interest rates offered are low and the most important thing is the approval process which can take only 2 days! Easy isn't it? So, let's apply for your car financing immediately through BFI Finance!

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