Electric bus being developed by the Ministry of Research and Technology "Hevina" officially tested in Yogyakarta for the benefit of the rides at once brought tourists from around the Smart Park in the surrounding area.
"The electric bus will be part of the Smart Park in the context of research and study. Visitors can also use it to get around around Taman Pintar and Malioboro," said Yogyakarta Mayor Haryadi Suyuti on the sidelines of the launch of the electric bus "Hevina" in Yogyakarta on Monday .
Bus route that will pass the power of Smart Park leading to the Malioboro area continued to Alun Alun Utara, Jalan Ibu Ruswo and back to Taman Pintar. Visitors can use it for free.
Haryadi hope, the public interest to make use of electric buses is quite high. "Soon after the launch, people are able to access the electrical bus," he continued.
Electric bus developed in the Ministry of Research and Technology through the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has a capacity of 15 passengers plus the driver.
Maximum speed that can be achieved by the electric bus is 100 kilometers per hour and the distance can be a maximum per battery charge is 150 kilometers long as the air conditioning was not turned on and the "power steering".
Meanwhile, Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said, the presence of such a trial would be known weaknesses and constraints electric bus that can be immediately corrected.
"The Ministry will continue to develop electric-powered vehicles. 'We already have a road map of development. In the coming years, it will be even better," he said.
Hevina addition, there is one more electric buses owned by the ministry and two sedan type vehicle, as well as a car that looks like a golf cart.
Research and Technology Minister said the development of electric-powered vehicles is in line with the directives of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the occasion of National Technology Day last year, which makes the vehicle "low cost green car" is preferred to public transport.