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Tesla tells nickel-rich Indonesia it wants to join battery project

Electric vehicle maker joins CATL and LG Chem to create supply chain

According to a senior Indonesian government official, Tesla has proposed joining the country’s plans to create an EV battery supply chain.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla has proposed joining Indonesia's plans to create an EV battery supply chain within the country, a senior Indonesian government official said on Friday.

The government received Tesla's proposal on Thursday, Septian Hari Seto, deputy for investment and mining at the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, said in a news briefing on Friday.

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