Indonesia Targets to Sell Only Electric Bikes from 2040

Complete switch to electric vehicles is planned from 2050 when even cars will adopt the cleaner energy form, in Indonesia…

Indonesia is aiming to go fully electric by 2050 and produce only electric four-wheelers and two-wheelers. The 2-wheeler shift is targeted for 2040, ten years earlier than cars.

To curb the pollution collectively within the country the South-Asian nation is planning to adopt electric automobiles. The nation’s capital city Jakarta has been one of the prominent contributors to hydrocarbon emission due to the increase in road traffic.

Dadan Kusdiana, Director General, Ministry of Renewables of Indonesia, says they don’t have any policy to ban internal combustion engines. They will simply increase the development and utilization of electric mobility.

The country also has plans to shut down all the coal production facilities by 2056 to avoid industrial emissions.

Also, after completely converting to electric mobility, Indonesia will have the potential to become a global hub for EV production. Additionally, due to the availability of nickel laterite ore, Indonesia can be a major producer of lithium batteries that are used in electric vehicles.

Gojek, the leading ride-sharing company has also planned to change all its two-wheelers and 4-wheelers to electric by the next decade.

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All these are surely wise moves by the Indonesian government and business firms to help in bringing down pollution globally.

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India is also working rapidly on embracing electric vehicles. The government has waived off the registration fees on EVs.

Recently, the Department of Heavy Industries has declared to increase the FAME II subsidy that deals with the development and adoption of electric mobility. It’s great to see Asian countries taking the lead and encouraging less polluting means of transport.

Source – ET Auto

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