Public interest in electric vehicles in Indonesia continues to increase. This is proved by the positive growth of electric car sales. In fact, at the event of Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2022, the sales of battery-based electric motorized vehicles broke a new record.
A total of 1,594 units of electric vehicles were sold. From this data, 320 units of hybrid vehicles were sold, while battery-based electric vehicles (BEV) sold up to 1,274 units. The number has increased compared to sales in 2021 which only sold 685 units.
Reported from DetikOto page, the Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said, “The achievement in sales of electric vehicles at the GIIAS event is much greater than the sales of EVs for a one-year period in 2021. For that, we express our gratitude to GIIAS which is able to provide educational facilities to the public regarding the presence of environmentally friendly vehicle technology that supports the government’s emission reduction target.”
Electric cars today are quite attractive. Moreover, the government continues to encourage the growth of electric vehicles in Indonesia. To date, there are 38 electric vehicle industrial companies in Indonesia, with details of 4 electric bus companies, 3 electric car companies, and 31 electric two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicle companies.
So, which electric car brands are the best-selling in the Indonesian automotive market? Sales of electrified, hybrid, and pure electric cars during the first semester of this year were dominated by Hyundai and Toyota, which managed to attract the hearts of the people in the country.
According to wholesalers (APM sales to dealers), data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo), Hyundai dominated sales of pure electric cars, which managed to sell 29 units of Ioniq EV, 20 units of Hyundai Kona, and 395 units of Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the January-June period.
Besides Hyundai, other manufacturers that also sold pure electric cars during the first semester of this year were 4 units of DFSK Gelora E, 31 units of Nissan Leaf, 2 units of Toyota C+Pod, and 4 units of Lexus UX300e.
The presence of hybrid cars is also warmly welcomed by the people of Indonesia. This is proven by the increasing sales of hybrid cars in the January-June period. Toyota is the hybrid car manufacturer that recorded the most sales through 86 units of Corolla Altis Hybrid, 183 units of Camry Hybrid, 31 units of C-HR Hybrid, and 626 units of Corolla Cross.
Do you want to know what the specifications of electric cars and hybrid cars are mostly sold in the market? Here is the review.
Had ‘kicked’ the Indonesian automotive market at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) Hybrid 2022, Hyundai introduced the Hyundai IONIQ 5 which becomes Hyundai’s third electric car and the first to be locally produced. Hyundai IONIQ comes with two variants, namely Prime and Signature, each of which has a Standard-Range and Long-Range type.
The exterior design of the IONIQ 5 is indeed very different when compared to the cars currently circulating. Hyundai carries the Parametric Pixel style which is equipped with complete exterior features, namely Parametric Pixel LED Dual Project Beam, LED front center garnish lamp, vision roof, and automatic flush door handle.
Meanwhile, from the interior side, the IONIQ 5 offers a spacious cabin space due to the loss of the transmission mound which often limits the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat. The comfort of driving is even more complete due to the addition of tilt and telescopic steering wheel settings, good headrests, and electric seat settings. In the IONIQ 5 Signature variant, you can get a feature called Relaxation Comfort Seta which will automatically change the seat to a reclining position, so you can relax more.
So, how long does it take to charge the IONIQ 5 battery? In Hyundai’s official statement, IONIQ 5 takes 5 hours on the Prime Standard Range and Signature Standard Ranger variants. Meanwhile, the Prime Long Range and Signature Long Range variants take 6 hours to charge up to 100 percent.
For the kitchen runway, IONIQ 5 is equipped with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor type with Single Speed Reduction Gear transmission. All variants use the Liquid cooled Lithium-Ion battery type which has a capacity of 58 kWh (Standard Range) and 72.6 kWh (Long Ranger) which are capable of producing 167.6 hp of power and 350 Nm maximum torque (Standard Range), while the Long-Range variant is capable to generate power up to 214 hp and 350 Nm maximum torque.
One of the electric cars that has also attracted attention is the Nissan Leaf, which sold up to 31 units during the first semester of 2022. The Nissan Leaf comes with a sleek and sharp body that describes an aerodynamic car due to Nissan’s signature V-motion grille. The two-tone color combination adds to the dynamic side of this car, coupled with 17-inch Diamond-Cut Turbine wheels.
Entering the interior, the Nissan Leaf comes with an elegant style even though its features are not that special. The dashboard, the control panel, and the AC control are quite similar to other cars.
For the entertainment system, the Nissan Leaf has a 7-inch instrument panel that can be connected to Bluetooth, Voice Command, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Nissan also equips Alcantara leather upholstery to add comfort while driving.
For safety features, Nissan Leaf is equipped with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Trace Control (ITC), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA), Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Electronic Parking Brake (E-PKB). There are also Dual SRS Airbag, Side Airbag, and Curtain Airbag which can reduce the impact of collisions on the driver and passengers.
Nissan provides an AC 3 Synchronous electric motor coded EM57 with a power of 150 ps and 320 Nm maximum torque. With a capacity of 40 kWh, the Nissan Leaf can cover a distance of 311 km after one full charge. In the electric car segment, the price of the Nissan Leaf is not the cheapest. This electric-powered car is sold at a price of Rp637 million.
Sales of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid electric car were the highest during January-June 2022 period. These hybrid electric cars were sold up to 626 units. How come? One variant of the Toyota Corolla Cross has a fairly affordable price compared to other hybrid cars. Starting from the interior, exterior, and its qualified engine performance, these are the reasons why this car is being targeted by many Indonesian people.
This Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) type car has a modern look with LED headlamp technology. At its feet part, this car is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels with two-tone accents. While on the roof, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid already uses roof rails, making it easier for you to carry a lot of stuff.
You can feel the impression of luxury when you enter the Corolla Cross Hybrid due to its complete supporting features, ranging from soundproof features, soft touch materials which cover the steering wheel, seats, and dashboard. Inside the luxurious interior, there is a 9-inch Head unit with IPS Display which embeds functional buttons for accesses to entertainment media.
The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid carries a 2ZR-FXE DOHC 4-cylindrical engine with a capacity of 1,798 cc and VVT-I technology. With this engine, the car is capable of producing 98 PS of power and 142 Nm maximum torque. Combined with an electric motor, the car is capable of producing 72 PS maximum power and 162 Nm maximum torque.
Regarding safety features, the Corolla Cross is equipped with a package of passive and active security features. Starting from ABS + EBD brakes, 3-point seat belt with pretensioner and force limiter, 7 air bags, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Emergency Brake Signal (EBS), front and rear parking sensors, camera parking in the back, plus an immobilizer and alarm. Unfortunately, PT Toyota Astra Motor does not present Toyota Safety Sense features such as the Corolla Cross which is sold in Thailand.
Indonesia became the first country in Southeast Asia to release the Lexus Es 300h which comes with one type only, namely hybrid. This car is the seventh generation that uses a new platform called Global Architecture-K (GA-K). If you look at the exterior as a whole, this car has a luxurious and modern impression due to the spindle grille dominating the front fascia and the chrome screen on the side of the car which has vertical curves.
The interior of the Lexus Es 300h is no less luxurious. This hybrid car, which is sold at IDR 1.21 billion, has many advanced features, such as a 12.3-inch Display Screen, instrument panel and Heads Up Display which has intuitive graphics and interfaces. To add comfort while on the road, Lexus provides smooth leather (semi-aniline leather) for the Ultra Luxury version on the car seats and a reclining seat feature on the rear seats.
For other features, this mid-size luxury sedan is equipped with 10 airbags, ABS, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management. Entering the kitchen runway sector, this car is equipped with a conventional engine with a capacity of 2.5 liter and 4 cylinders with an electric motor. If both work simultaneously, the car is capable of producing 215 hp and 220 Nm maximum torque. Due to hybrid technology, the Lexus Es 300h is claimed to have great power but it can save fuel.
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