The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) recently launced 12 electric motorcycles to be operated on the island in an effort to promote sustainable and environmental tourism.
ITDC, a government owned company that manages tourist destinations in The Nusa Dua Bali and Mandalika Lombok, has recently engaged in eco-friendly initiatives to revive tourism on the island.
ITDC received the electric motorbikes from manufacturer HPP Electric Indonesia Ltd (HEIN) on Monday (28/12) at the command center in the Nusa Dua Bali.
The event was attended by the Managing Director of The Nusa Dua, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, and the President Director of HEIN, Hisashi Murakami, to support the Governor’s vision of reducing air pollution in Bali through the use of eco-friendly vehicles.
According to an agreement between the two companies, HEIN will provide 12 units of 2WEV and 2 units of battery exchanger (BEx) to The Nusa Dua within six months of the simulation, while ITDC will collect and provide data required during the simulation period.
“During this project, the vehicles will only be operated by staff and tenants of The Nusa Dua within the Nusa Dua area” Ngurah Ardita said.
This program is aligned with the Governor’s Regulation Number 45 Year 2019 about clean energy.
“This vehicle has a mileage up to 69 km with 40 km/hour maximum speed. The two-wheeler vehicle is powered by a 2-ion lithium battery with 50.4V capacity” Ngurah Ardita concluded.
The initiative is expected to encourage other areas in Bali to become environmentally responsible and shift to electric powered vehicles to enable clean energy and sustainable tourism for the future.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)