Tesla gets proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k

Indonesia continues to court Tesla with a plan for a 500,000-car-per-year electric vehicle (EV) facility.

Tesla constructed a facility in the vicinity of Batang Regency in the province of Central Java, where it can obtain a consistent supply of power from renewable sources.

The Indonesian government has been supporting industrial estates that provide carbon-conscious international firms, such as Tesla, with clean energy from renewable sources.

Local Indonesian media claimed that the administration has pledged to decarbonize the country's economy.

In November 2022, Indonesia will host the G20 Summit, and one of its primary objectives will be the transition to a sustainable energy source. Last month, Jokowi met with Elon Musk and urged him to visit Indonesia in November.

PT Geo Dipa Energi (GDE), a state-owned company, operates the geothermal facilities in Batang Regency, near to the planned location for Tesla's facility.

The business began initial testing for a 10MW geothermal facility in Dieng last year. In Patuha, there is also a geothermal facility.