TESLA Motors founder Elon Musk believes that Indonesia has a very bright future, driven by a large young population and energy wealth.
“The combination of young people, energy and a large population, I think the future of Indonesia’s children is very interesting,” Musk said when speaking virtually at the B20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Monday (11/14).
He also said Indonesia could become a great country in building an electric vehicle ecosystem, considering that Indonesia has the potential for battery raw materials for electric vehicles, such as nickel.
“In my opinion, Indonesia contributes by producing raw materials such as lithium. With connectivity and education, I think Indonesia will become a great country in the world,” he said.
Previously, Elon Musk was scheduled to be physically present at a series of G20 summits, including the B20 Summit.
However, due to many matters that could not be left behind in his country, Musk canceled his visit to Indonesia and chose to participate online.
“My workload has been on the rise lately,” Musk said.
The owner of several business lines such as Tesla’s electric vehicle, SpaceX’s space transportation business, and recently also bought a social media platform, Twitter, are reportedly interested in investing in Indonesia. [antaranews/photo special]