Lipp Karawaci Tbk chief executive officer John Riady (center) along with Lippo Karawaci president director Budi Ketut Wijaya (right), Lippo Malls Indonesia representative Henry Riady (left), Lippo Malls chief executive office Eddy Muokmin (second left) and Hyundai Motors Indonesia chief operating officer Makmur at the signing of the EV charging station partnership at Lippo Mall Kemang, Jakarta, on April 12, 2021. (B1 Photo/Ruht Semiono)

Lippo Malls, Hyundai to Install EV Charging Stations

BY :HERMAN

APRIL 12, 2021

Jakarta. Eleven shopping centers under the country's largest mall operator Lippo Malls Indonesia, or LMI, will soon have electric car charging stations, following the recently signed partnership with carmaker Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID).

LMI will provide one parking slot in an area accessible to the mall visitors, whereas HMID will install the charging station. 

Among the 11 malls are Lippo Mall Kemang, Lippo Mall Puri, and Pluit Village in Jakarta. As well as MaxxBox Lippo Village Karawaci Tangerang, Citywalk Cikarang and District 1 Meikarta in Cikarang. LMI's malls in Bandung — Istana Plaza and Bandung Indah Plaza — will have the electric charging station. Last but not least are City of Tomorrow Surabaya, Malang Town Square, and Lippo Plaza Batu in East Java.

Any electric car compatible with the Type 2 combined charging system (CCS) will be able to use the station.

According to Lippo Karawaci chief executive officer John Riady, this illustrates Lippo Group's support towards the government's program in expediting EV adoption in the country.

"We hope this charging station will complete the facilities that we have so far and makes it easier for EV drivers to stop by at our malls and recharge [their vehicles] while shopping for their needs," John said during the signing ceremony in Lippo Mall Kemang, Jakarta, on Monday.

HMID chief operating officer Makmur said Hyundai has a long commitment to support the Indonesia's EV ecosystem by providing electric cars, after sales service, as well as engaging in collaborations to expedite the EV infrastructure.

"We hope this partnership can spur the public interest in electric cars," Makmur said.

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