News Office (The Jakarta Post)
Wed, November 1, 2017
Motorcycle manufacturer PT Yamaha Indonesia (YIMM) presented its electric motorcycle on Wednesday.
YIMM Chief Executive Officer Minoru Morimoto explained that his company has a long history of developing the electric motorcycle, saying it introduced its electric motorcycle, the Yamaha Passol, in 2002.
“We presented [the motorcycle] in the Indonesian market, âMinoru said in Jakarta on Wednesday, as reported by kontan.co.id.
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He said next month Yamaha will cooperate with four institutions, Kebun Raya Bogor, Pelita Harapan University (UPH), PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) and The Breeze BSD, to conduct a market test for vehicles.
Meanwhile, YIMM Senior Vice President Dionisius Betty explained that the product would not be released to the market during the trial. âIt is not difficult to produce and market electric motorcycles. But first we will pay close attention to its security features, âDionisius said.
The company would pay particular attention to the ability of vehicles to cope with flooding, the quieter noise produced by electric vehicles that can increase the risk of traffic accidents, and the handling of waste lithium batteries.
“Waste lithium batteries are dangerous if not properly treated,” Dionisius added. (bbn)