Unusual, Indonesia Wants To Talk To Tesla!

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would send the country's top-level team next week to meet with top executive US carmaker Tesla as the Southeast Asian country aims to become the world's largest electric vehicle battery manufacturer.


According to the President, the plan will be part of Indonesia's promotion of the new "Omnibus" Job Creation law, which will further launch Indonesia's business sector.


In addition, the team will be led by the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan.


Based on the statement made by the minister, he will also hold meetings with the World Bank and US fund managers to discuss Omnibus law and Indonesia's environmental projects.


However, he declined to comment specifically on the planned meeting with Tesla, but said there was a possibility that the company would want to invest in Indonesian nickel processing to reduce financing.



Tesla CEO Elon Musk, meanwhile, has revealed that he plans to offer a giant contract for the long term as long as nickel is supplied to his company.


In addition, Indonesia is claimed to be able to provide battery supply chain within 7 to 8 years by using melts made from renewable energy sources, so that they can sell environmentally friendly batteries for cars in the European market by 2030.