Welcoming Zero DP Policy, BMW Prepares Latest Electric Cars

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Sales of electric vehicles in Indonesia have grown quite significantly this year. Even though the automotive market conditions are experiencing a decline due to the impact of the pandemic.

Reflecting on the data of wholesales Gaikindo, throughout 2019 there were 20 electric vehicles sold. Meanwhile, in January-August 2020, 27 electric vehicles were sent from factories to dealerships.

Jodie O’Tania, Director of Communication BMW Group Indonesia, said the positive signal for the sale of electric vehicles made it plan to present a new electric vehicle model.

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KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG Visitors try out the latest BMW vehicles directly during the BMW On Tour at the BMW Astra Serpong dealer, Tangerang, Saturday (17/10/2020). BMW Indonesia held a sales program during the PSBB transition to the Covid-19 pandemic in 8 BMW Group Indonesia official dealer networks by implementing health and sanitation protocols.

“Speaking of electric vehicles, BMW Indonesia will also present the latest electric vehicles in the near future. This car will be relevant to customer needs in Indonesia, ”said Jodie, in a virtual discussion (16/10/2020).

To note, the launch electric car The latest from BMW was actually leaked in early 2020.

At that time, this electric car was reportedly going to launch in the Formula-E racing event in Jakarta. However, because the event was canceled, it was a matter of attendance new car also have to be delayed.

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Workers cleaning a BMW car during a BMW On Tour at a BMW Astra Serpong dealer, Tangerang, Saturday (17/10/2020).  BMW Indonesia held a sales program during the PSBB transition to the Covid-19 pandemic in 8 BMW Group Indonesia official dealer networks by implementing health and sanitation protocols.KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG Workers cleaning a BMW car during a BMW On Tour at a BMW Astra Serpong dealer, Tangerang, Saturday (17/10/2020). BMW Indonesia held a sales program during the PSBB transition to the Covid-19 pandemic in 8 BMW Group Indonesia official dealer networks by implementing health and sanitation protocols.

DP Electric car Zero Percent

In early October 2020, Bank Indonesia lowered the minimum down payment (DP) limit for environmentally friendly motor vehicles to zero percent.

This step was taken with the aim of stimulating demand for credit in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as supporting the government’s efforts to implement the domestic electric vehicle acceleration program.

Bayu Riyanto, Vice President Sales BMW Group Indonesia, welcome the policy positively. According to him, his party has succeeded in capturing a number of potential consumers.

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Even so, the market conditions were too crowded. Because the choice of electric cars in Indonesia is still too few. Moreover, BMW also only has an i3S in this segment as a pure electric car.

“Due to limited stock in terms of products, we cannot be aggressive yet. But we will welcome it well and of course next year it will be even more aggressive because of that Zero percent DP, “Said Bayu, on the same occasion.

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