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Guest Delegation of the 42nd ASEAN Summit Use a Super Sophisticated Electric Car

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West Manggarai – The 42nd ASEAN Summit
in 2023 is taking place in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Indonesia holds the ASEAN chairmanship this year after receiving the baton from Cambodia in 2022.

During this series of summit events, the Indonesian government provided a sophisticated electric car from BMW Indonesia, namely the BMW iX, which was used by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the countries participating in the ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo.

The secretary of the Ministry of State Secretariat Setya Utama expressed his appreciation for this support in organizing the 42nd ASEAN Summit.

“We appreciate and thank BMW Indonesia for this collaboration. We are pleased to be able to provide an eco-friendly driving experience for all ASEAN leaders with the BMW iX. Apart from being fully electric, this vehicle also uses recycled materials and renewable energy in its production process,” said Setya Utama.

Meanwhile, BMW Group Indonesia President Director Ramesh Divyanathan said, BMW Indonesia has always been committed to supporting and being an active part of the Indonesian government’s various state activities, including holding the ASEAN SUMMIT Summit with the theme ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth. Especially as a Sustainable Mobility Partner.

“BMW presents fully electric vehicles that are environmentally friendly and present leading innovations,” said Ramesh.

Previously, PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) handed over the Toyota bZ4X, which is a vehicle with battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology, to the Ministry of State Secretariat as part of the official vehicle for delegation members from various countries. A total of 65 bZ4X units were used at the ASEAN Series 1 Summit in Labuan Bajo, NTT.

On the other hand, Pertamina Patra Niaga East Java Bali Nusa Tenggara (Jatimbalnus), also ensures the supply of energy needs to support the smooth implementation of the ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo

Executive GM Pertamina Patra Niaga Regional Jatimbalinus, Dwi Puja Ariestya stated that his party is providing energy, both for avtur and energy for vehicles that will participate in the ASEAN Summit.

“The implementation of the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali is a strong capital in order to make the ASEAN Summit a success,” added Dwi.

The 42nd ASEAN Summit took place for three days from 9-11 May 2023. The activity was held at several venues such as the Meruorah Hotel, Ayana Hotel and Puncak Waringin.

There were a number of points where the UMKM exhibition was for the guest delegation to see. The ASEAN Summit is believed to have enormous impacts and benefits for local residents. []

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