Indonesia wants only electric vehicles by 2050

Indonesia wants only electric vehicles by 2050

Moving forward with plans to reduce carbon emissions, Indonesia will only allow electric motorcycles to be sold from 2040, while all new cars in Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbour will be electric from 2050. This was said by Indonesia’s Energy Minister Arifin Tasrif in a Reuters report.

This follows plans for the construction of a US$1.2 billion (RM4.96 billion) manufacturing plant for electric vehicle batteries in Bekasia, West Java by the Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC) and an LG Group-led consortium. A target for the production of 600,000 electric vehicles and 2.445 million electric motorcycles by 2030 was also previously announced.

Indonesia wants only electric vehicles by 2050

This is in line with Indonesia’s plans to become an electric vehicle global manufacturing hub, leveraging on its abundant natural resource of nickel laterite ore used in lithium batteries. It was also announced earlier this year Indonesia intends for the country to be carbon-neutral, with all coal-powered power plants to be retired by 2056.

Indonesia, notably in the capital city of Jakarta, has long struggled with issues of congested traffic and air pollution. Targets for electrified cars and bikes aim to reduce CO2 emissions in the country by 2.7 million tonnes from four-wheeled vehicles, and 1.1 million tonnes from two-wheelers through the use of fiscal and other incentives.

Indonesia wants only electric vehicles by 2050

However, the internal combustion engine isn’t quite going away in Indonesia just yet. “We don’t have any policy to stop (usage) of internal combustion engine, just the utilisation of electric vehicles, with incentives,” said Dadan Kusdiana, Director-General of Renewables at the ministry. Indonesia’s Gojek ride hailing service said in April every vehicle on its platform, two- and four-wheeled, will be electric by 2030.

There are more than 15 million cars and 112 million motorcycles on Indonesia roads, according to 2019 data. Over the past 10 years, the Indonesian market saw an average of 6.5 million motorcycles and 1 million cars sold per year.

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  • Wawasan 2050

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  • Bangala on Jun 16, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    I see this is doable for them. With huge mining everywhere on their land, the only living place would be their cities surrounded by toxic wasteland (ala Mad Max or Megacity One).

    By confining their people in cities, traveling will only be confined in the city limits so by 2050 when Indonesia has turned into a Mad Max land, yeah, full EV is not just a possibility but a necessity.

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  • PDW7257 on Jun 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    As a net oil importer, the policy is sound definitely.

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  • our very own MAI Datuk Madani who headed Malaysia’s EV policy by 2025 to offer tax-free cars, lower road tax, green parking, toll rebates, charging incentives. So kudos to Datuk Madani, gudjob! Tengkiu gomen prihatin terbaek!

    Indonesia 2050 is just too selow, mintak ampun.

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  • Copy Paste on Jun 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Copy paste: “reward the rich?”

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  • BullRun on Jun 16, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    ……..meanwhile in Malaysia, everything is ok jer. Keep calm and keep driving ICE cars. TQ

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