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Grab to put Gesits electric scooters on Jakarta streets

Hyundai and Blue Bird also take on smog problem as government drags its feet

Ride-hailing service Grab will roll out Indonesian-made electric motor scooters as part of efforts to transition to new energy vehicles. (Courtesy of Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment)

JAKARTA -- Eager to help Jakarta rid its image as one of the most polluted cities in Southeast Asia, transportation companies in the capital are looking to deploy electric vehicles, an ambitious goal in a country that lacks the infrastructure for wide-scale EV deployment.

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