Thursday, 27 February 2020

Indonesian Gov't to Accelerate Production of Electric Motorcycles

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto says the government will keep on pushing to accelerate the growth of Indonesia’s national electric motorcycle production – which currently averages at 7 million units - and has set a goal to produce 10 million electric motorcycles by the year 2025.

    “The increased production capacity is not only to fulfill domestic needs but also to export it with a goal of one million motorcycles,” said Airlangga at his office on Central Jakarta yesterday.

    According to Airlangga, the government’s goal coincides with the world trend that sees constant move upwards for vehicles that are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient in order to maintain the country’s energy security over land transformation.

    “The policy to develop electric vehicles cannot be separated with the Indonesian government’s willingness to reduce the country’s carbon emission by 29 percent independently and 41 percent through international assistance by the year 2030,” said the Minister.

    The accelerated growth of the electric vehicle industry is currently legally monitored and protected by Presidential Decree No.55/2019 that specifically oversees policies regarding the swift growth of this industry.

    EKO WAHYUDI