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Bandung Institute of Technology develops electric transportation modes

6th March 2017 | 5.153 Views
Bandung, W.Java (ANTARA News) -The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in West Java is developing three electricity-based transportation modes, namely, those for buses, delivery vehicles and metro capsules.

"In developing those technologies, we cooperate with various industrial companies," Head of Sustainable Development Technology of ITB, Sigit Puji Santosa, said here, Sunday.

He added the innovations are still in the development stage, while metro capsule transportation has been tested in a 300-meter track built in Subang, West Java.

"The test covers all systems, and the results are pretty good," he said, adding that the construction of metro capsule transportation will be done in Bandung city for six kilometers from the Bandung Station.

Sigit explained that the production of electric vehicles will be done by ITB in cooperation with such Indonesian manufacturing industries as PT. INKA (the Indonesian Rolling Stock Manufacturing Corporation), PT. KAI (Indonesian Railway Company), PT. INTI (Indonesian Telecommunication Industry), PT. Pindad ( Indonesian state-owned enterprise specializing in military and commercial products), PT. Lens (National Electronics Industry), and some foreign universities and companies.

He said the development of electricity-powered transportation is carried out as an attempt to deal with the automotive industry revolution by 2025, and a viable alternative solution for fossil fuel decline and environmental pollution issues.

"In the future, fossil fueled-vehicles will be reduced and replaced by hybrid and electric vehicles," he said.(*)