Electric vehicles (EVs) will be the official vehicles for the 2022 G20 Bali Summit, which Indonesia will host in November this year. The largest country in the ASEAN is currently the rotating president of the Group of Twenty, which includes the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, China and India among its member countries.
Delegates will tour the tourist island of Bali on the EV, where there are zero tailpipe emissions. Toyota, Indonesia’s market leader, and Hyundai, the country’s EV pioneer, are contributing their electric vehicles to the official fleet. The former will deliver 143 units of the Toyota bZ4X, while the Korean carmaker will offer two models – the Genesis Electrified G80 (123 units) and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (226 units).
The Toyota bZ4X is interesting because it is super fresh and delivery is starting in major markets this year. At ASEAN, Toyota’s first purpose-built EV has not yet been sold in Indonesia, and will only reach Thai showrooms by the end of 2022. Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has confirmed that the bZ4X will be sold in Indonesia, although it has given details about when, or the method (lease only in Japan).
Built in the electric version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (E-TNGA), built in conjunction with the Subaru, which has its own model, the Solters, the bZ4X is a crossover measuring 4,690 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,650 mm long, with a 2,850 mm.
This makes the EV SUV 90mm longer than the current RAV4 with a 160mm longer wheelbase. The latest RAV4 is quite a big SUV so the bZ4X will be as big as the metal can be seen in the picture.
Two variants are available worldwide – the front-wheel-drive model receives a single electric motor producing 150 kW (204 PS) and 265 Nm of torque, while the all-wheel-drive version has two motors and a total system output of 160 kW. (218 PS) and 336 Nm.
A 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery covers 516km in WLTP cycles with a single motor and 470km with dual-motor set-up. The car supports DC fast charging up to 150 kW, which will fill the battery 80% in just 30 minutes; It can accept up to 6.6 kW AC charging, an 11 kW on-board charger set will be offered later.
The Genesis Electrified G80 is the first EV of Hyundai’s luxury brand. Originally, it was a battery-powered version of the smooth third generation sedan released in 2020.
The five-meter-long electrical rival of executive saloons, such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series, is powered by a dual-motor AWD setup with a total output of 365 hp (272 kW) and 700 Nm. The battery is an 87.2 kWh lithium ion polymer unit. The range in the Korean domestic cycle is rated at 427 km.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 does not require any identification. The 2022 World Car of the Year (also the holder of the 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and 2022 World Car Design of the Year Award) was launched in Malaysia in March and is priced from RM199,888. The giant hatch comes with a 58 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive, and a 72.6 kWh battery with dual-motor AWD.
In Indonesia, the Ioniq 5 is manufactured locally at the new Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) plant, located at the Deltamas Industrial Complex near Sikarang, 40 km east of Jakarta. In addition to being able to make EVs, HMMI is the first full-scale car manufacturer in Southeast Asia. Hyundai is also building a battery factory in nearby Carawang with LG Energy Solutions – it is expected to be operational in 2024.
Gallery: Toyota bZ4X EV on display in Thailand
Gallery: Toyota bZ4X in Japan