EVs shine at Indonesian car show

Southeast Asia's largest car show has opened in Indonesia. Electric vehicles are in the spotlight, reflecting the global push for decarbonization.

Asian and European makers are pitching their EVs at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.

Hyundai Motor rolled out an electric SUV. The South Korean company says it's going to start making EVs at a factory it's now building in Indonesia from next year.

Makmur, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motors Indonesia, said, "It is clear that the era of electrification has started, which we fully support."

Electric vehicles are still a rare sight on Indonesia's roads. But the government is hoping the economy will gain a stake in the quickly growing industry. The country has a wealth of natural resources used in battery manufacturing.

Local media report that a Chinese automaker unveiled its plan to start producing EVs in Indonesia.