Construction of a battery-based electric tram in Bali is projected to begin in March 2022.
The plan to develop urban transportation facilities in the form of battery-based electric trams is a follow-up to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between PT Industri Kereta Api (Persero) and PT Perusahaan Daerah (Perusda) Bali on October 22, 2020.
Until now, the project that has been predicted to support the development of environmentally friendly energy in Bali is still in the feasibility study stage.
PT INKA (Persero) Business Development Department Senior Manager Apoleus Karo Karo said, if realized, this project would support Bali Governor Regulation 48/2019 regarding the use of battery-based electric motorized vehicles.
The development of an electric vehicle-based transportation system is planned to cover the areas of Kuta, Sanur, Ubud, and the Bali Gunaksa Cultural Center Area.
“This battery tram uses a battery component which also supports the plan to build a domestic battery factory initiated by the government,” he told Bisnis, Monday (15/2/2021).
Previously, Bali Business Development Director Bagus Gde Ananta Wijaya Karna said the feasibility study was targeted to be completed in September 2021. Throughout this year, the two companies would not only conduct a feasibility study but also discuss business schemes and licensing processes.