TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Arifin Tasrif in the virtual launch of Grab Langkah Hijau (Grab green steps) on Thursday said the charging costs for electric vehicles in Indonesia is considered one of the cheapests in the world.
“The tariff for charging battery-based electric vehicles in Indonesia is much cheaper than other countries,” said Minister Arifin in the virtual press launch on April 22.
The current cost to charge an electric vehicle in Indonesia ranges around Rp1,644.5 - Rp2,466.7 per kWh in charging stations or SPKLU. The minister claimed only China has the lowest cost of EV charging in the world.
He further promoted the use of electric vehicles by asserting that it is up to four times more efficient than vehicles that rely on fossil fuel. The government has also introduced a number of incentives and regulations that urge the public to convert from traditional internal combustion engined vehicles to electric ones.
In his presentation, he projected that the use of EVs among state entities, SOEs, and private sector will reach 19,220 by 2025, while the population of electric motorcycles are projected to reach 757,139, and electric buses will reach 10,227 before the aforementioned year.