Mitsubishi Motors Join The Collaboration with Five Japanese Automotive Brands in Bali's EV Ecosystem Development

EV Smart Mobility - Joint Project

Jakarta, - PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI), the authorized distributor of Mitsubishi passenger car and light commercial vehicle from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), announces its participation to “EV Smart Mobility” joint project, which consists of five authorized distributors of Japan automotive brands, namely: Toyota, Nissan, FUSO, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi Motors.

This collaboration objective is to popularize the Electrified Vehicle (EV) utilization in Indonesia with conducting collaboration of demonstration experiment for optimization and development of EV ecosystem in Bali.

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This collaboration initiative is not only have objective to support Indonesian government in accelerating carbon emission reduction, but also to widening the EV introduction and popularization, as one of the keys for future mass mobility, and furthermore to support industry revitalization in ecotourism.

“EV Smart Mobility” collaboration which will be held also expected to support revitalization through ecotourism industry. The “EV Smart Mobility” joint collaboration which will be held in Bali also expected to support Indonesia position as 2022 G20 Presidency, that will also be held in Bali.
Mitsubishi electric vehicle in Indonesia
The five automotive brands that joined in this joint collaboration are developing multi-path to expand more vehicle choices for customers, in order to contribute to the acceleration of carbon emission reduction in Indonesia, including vehicle models such as Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), that works with an electric power source, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) which combines EV technology and conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) to reduce carbon emissions without charging.

Even ICE technology itself can contribute to reducing carbon emissions by using biofuel fuels. This multi-faceted approach is believed to help to achieve vehicle emission reductions at a scale to usage conditions related, renewable energy sources, charging infrastructure readiness, and customer needs. A test demonstration on the collaboration with “EV Smart Mobility”, is positioned as part of a total initiative to build a strong foundation for the era of electrification in Indonesia.

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“As representative of Mitsubishi Motors we are really enthusiastic in participating joint ‘EV Smart Mobility’ project with other fellow from Japanese brands and manufacturer to utilize EV in tourism sector and program. The participation in this collaboration also marks the new achievement for Mitsubishi Motors sustainable support commitment to Indonesian government in accelerating the utilization, also electrified vehicle ecosystem demonstration in Indonesia, and wider global scale,” said Naoya Nakamura, President Director PT MMKSI.

In this joint project, each brand will provide their mainstay electrified vehicles and create a line-up formation of EV, both for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. The “passenger” EV line-up will be used to support mobility within the Nusa Dua area and Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Meanwhile, the “commercial” EV line-up will be used to support logistics and considered further for collaborative activities with local businesses in the Bali area.
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As Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, visited Jakarta at the end of April and confirmed by the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo to enhance bilateral cooperation, including the automotive sector, Japanese Ambassador for Indonesia, H.E Kenji Kanasugi quoted, “President Joko Widodo set his high expectation on the automotive sector’s role, including Japanese automakers for positioning Indonesia as a regional hub in a joint press occasion era in the automotive sector, together with other stakeholders, we would like to seek solution on how Indonesia can accelerate in achieving the carbon neutrality target by maximizing multi-pathway approach as one of the effective measures. We strongly believe that this project will be able to contribute to that direction based on the participants’ long-time experience in Indonesia.”

As known, to fulfill the commitment of reducing CO2 emissions or Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) by 29% by 2030, the Indonesian government has launched various policies, including acceleration to popularize electrified vehicles and develop the industry. Development of the ecosystem requires involvement of stakeholders including the automotive industry, battery, manufacturers, and customers.

Mitsubishi Motors’ PHEV Technology
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a Mitsubishi Motors' solution to the challenges that occurs EV models usage, such as: cruising range and charging infrastructure, in order to meet broader expectations. This can be achieved by combining hybrid technology, with the high-environmentally friendly EV technology, which has been developed by Mitsubishi Motors in sustainable manner. The basic structure of a PHEV is as follows:
  • PHEV components consist of an engine and a generator to produce power to extend the range of the EV
  • High-capacity lithium-ion drive battery located under of the vehicle
  • Mainly driven by twin drive motors, in front and rear, referring to the EV system and architecture
  • Hybrid (HEV) equipped with a charger (plug), making it a Plug-in HEV
  • The design applies a low-center of gravity with superior front-rear weight distribution, while ensuring sufficient cabin and cargo space.

Drive mode for Mitsubishi Motors' PHEV can automatically switch between EV and hybrid modes depending on driving conditions and remaining battery power to enable smooth and comfortable ride.

a. EV Mode
In this mode, Mitsubishi Motors PHEV run on the motors using the power stored in the battery, without using gasoline or emitting CO2 while running. Drivers can enjoy the quiet, clean and powerful driving experience.

b. HEV Mode
Series Hybrid Mode
In this mode, Mitsubishi Motors' PHEV which the power used to drive the vehicle from battery power. While the engine helps drive the generator to charge the battery.

Parallel Hybrid Mode
In this mode, Mitsubishi Motors’ PHEVs primarily runs on a high-efficiency engine at high-speed, and apply the excess engine output to generate power for charging the battery pack. The motor assists the engine during acceleration.

The electrical power stored in the drive battery can be used as a power supply for outdoor leisures, or other emergency conditions. With PHEV, users can use the electrical power stored at home through the Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) system.

In a sense, PHEV is a mobile storage battery, and it is a social-good mobility that not only provides a solution to environmental problems but also serves as part of the infrastructure to supply power even when it is stationary. With environmentally friendly technology centered on PHEV, we will continue to contribute to realizing a sustainable society.

Complete information about Mitsubishi Motors PHEV technology and systems can be accessed on the Mitsubishi Motors website at the link

Mitsubishi Motors' milestones in participating in the development and transition process of Electric vehicles in Indonesia

  • February 2018, Mitsubishi Motors donated 2 units of i-MiEV, and 8 units of Outlander PHEV, and 4 DC fast charging units via Indonesian Ministry of Industry
  • July 2019, Mitsubishi Motors launched Outlander PHEV at GIIAS 2019, which made Indonesia the first country to launch the Outlander PHEV in the ASEAN region
  • October 2019, Mitsubishi Motors participated in the Sumba Energy Management project, by providing EV for a joint study with BPPT and PLN, to demonstrate that EV can be used in remote areas using electricity from renewable energy
  • November 2019, MMKSI inaugurated 1 DC fast charging facility at MMKSI head office, 12 facilities at authorized Mitsubishi Motors dealers in the Jabodetabek area and 2 facilities in the Bali area, and 1 fast charging facility at Plaza Senayan, with a total of 16 DC fast charging facilities nationwide
  • April 2021, MMKSI again donated 3 units of Outlander PHEV to BUMN and PMI to support efforts to overcome COVID-19 and vaccine distribution
  • Displays Mitsubishi Minicab-MiEV at GIIAS and Indonesia Electric Motor Show, November 2021
  • MoU signing with leading company, PT Pos Indonesia, PT Haleyora Power, Gojek, and DHL Supply Chain Indonesia, for joint study utilization of Mitsubishi Minicab-MiEV in Indonesia, March 2022
  • Participation to the “EV Smart Mobility” joint project, with five authorized distributors of Japanese automotive brands (Toyota, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, FUSO, Isuzu), May 2022