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Indonesian Automotive Company Plans To Test Flying Taxis In Bali

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One of the Indonesian automotive companies has planned to test their flying taxis in the Bali sky.

The President Director of Prestige Image Motorcars, Rudy Salim confirmed that his company will be scheduled to test their latest innovative product in Bali. After officially introducing their flying taxi called EHang 216 in the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) Hybrid 2021. EHang finally arrived in Jakarta in April 2021 and is expected to be tested in October 2021 before finally being operated in the near future.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

 “We plan to conduct a trial at the Head of the Indonesian Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo’s place in Bali, while we’re still working on all the paperwork in order to make everything legal to operate in Indonesia.” Salim said on Wednesday (1/9). Salim also said that he has a specific reason behind his decision to test his EHang in Bali. “By introducing this product in Bali, we really hope that this will help the tourism sector on the island when EHang can finally operate and contribute by being a unique tourist attraction in Bali.” Salim added.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Salim is also optimistic that the EHang 216 will be a cheaper and more environmentally friendly tourist attraction which will bring a positive impact to Bali’s economy. Aside from the Head of the Indonesian MPR, Salim also plans to invite the Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno in the event to conduct a trial for the EHang 216 in Bali. “We will also invite our Tourism Minister to this event as he has been pretty concerned about sustainable energy usage, so he might also be interested in this flying electric taxi.” Salim concluded.

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Sunday 5th of September 2021

In my opinion it would be better to invest in civilization-appropriate sidewalks and safe crossings for pedestrians, many streets can only be crossed with suicidal intent.


Friday 10th of September 2021

@Ganivet, that's the joy in crossing the road. Nothing makes you feel more alive than a near death experience.


Wednesday 8th of September 2021

@Ganivet, motorists in some Asian countries are kings of the road. Some ignore pedestrians trying to cross where no traffic lights exist. The markers on the road are just art works. Traffic signs are disobeyed. Therefore if you get run over then their logical explanation would be the pedestrians'faults. Sighs.


Tuesday 7th of September 2021

@Ganivet, agreed, some of the sidewaliks are a deathtrap in themselves. Also when you cross at the green man, still traffic can come at you from multiple directions. If your agile and quick you can get out of the way, but anyone less mobile its very dangerous.


Sunday 5th of September 2021

And what will it be named? GoDrone?


Sunday 5th of September 2021

I'd be happy with proper garbage disposal.

Peck kian heng

Saturday 4th of September 2021

I visit bali


Saturday 4th of September 2021

Ahahahaa that’s hilarious 🤣


Sunday 5th of September 2021

@Joker, you've got the sense that goes with your name 🤩