Unud and Five State Universities Participated in Comprehensive Electrified Vehicle Research

Udayana University is one of six state universities in Indonesia that participated in the Comprehensive Electrified Vehicle Research organized by the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia. After went through various research processes, the Final Report Phase 2 activities were carried out in a Comprehensive Electrified Vehicle Research at Udayana University, Bukit Jimbaran Campus, Tuesday (4/23/2019). Six state universities participating in this research including University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Institute Technology of Sepuluh November, Gadjah Mada University, Sebelas Maret University, and Udayana University.

Today's activity discusses the results of research from the six universities related to comparative research studies using three types of vehicles, including conventional motorized vehicles (ICE) with gasoline, hybrid vehicles (HEV) that are capable of performing energy recovery by charging batteries in cars, and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles that are fueled by gasoline and are able to charge the battery. Research was conducted to determine the economical level of fuel for the three types of cars, as well as estimating environmental impacts. The research that has been carried out since mid 2018 has also become the initial socialization of the use of electric hybrid vehicles that are more environmentally friendly.

 Ainul Ghurri, ST., MT., Ph.D, Chair of the Research of Electrified Vehicle from Udayana University said cars with hybrid technology can reduce fuel use by 50% to 80% compared to conventional cars, as well as lower emissions. "For using hybrid technology, it can reduce fuel use by 50-80 percent, while emissions can decrease even further," Ainul said.

 Deputy Chancellor  of  Academic from Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng said that this research also supports Bali Government in particular  realizing Bali as a clean tourism industry related to the reduction of exhaust gas.

Bali Government through the Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati who attended the event claimed to also support this research. Therefore, he claimed that he was drafting a legal umbrella related to the tax on vehicles of this type of hybrid car. "We are compiling, because we have to regulate vehicle tax issues. Hopefully it will be resolved soon," he explained. (dsk, adt)