Minister Jonan: Its Time for Indonesian People to Use Electric Car

By : Irvan AF And Aldi Firhand A | Sunday, August 06 2017 - 14:11 IWST

Minister of Energy and Human Resources Ignasius Jonan
Minister of Energy and Human Resources Ignasius Jonan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Yogyakarta - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignatius Jonan assesses that it is time for Indonesians to use electric cars because it is more practical and environmentally friendly compared to oil-fueled cars.

"If an electric car can come soon will reduce exhaust emissions that make the air cleaner," said Jonan after attending the 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD) event at Jogja Expo Center (JEC), Yogyakarta, Saturday night (5/8 / 2017).

Jonan said, many developed countries are starting to leave the sale of hydrocarbon-fueled cars and switch to electricity. As has been done by the Government of Britain and France which has made a policy of prohibition of non-electric vehicle sales for highways starting 2040.

"It should also be a modernization effort, we can not hamper the development of the times, so people have the choice to use vehicles with hydrocarbons or electricity," said Jonan.

In addition, people also do not have to worry about how to refill electric cars because it is more practical. For Jonan, the concept of refueling electric cars like a battery. When the energy runs out immediately can be exchanged for a new battery.

"So that later will appear, for example the battery exchange business.If people think every house should have a power outlet 3000 or 5,000 watts yes not so-so," he said.

Therefore, Jonan views the efforts of President Joko Widodo to immediately issue the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Electric Car Acceleration, very precise.

"The President has commissioned the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to draft its Presidential Regulation in order for the electric car to be available soon," he continued.

According to him, electric cars will be accelerated into Indonesia if the entrance fee and sales tax on luxury goods can be removed.

"The policy is to localize the production when, in my opinion, it can not be directly, even if I am forced to not know the views of the Association of Indonesian Motor Vehicles Industry (Gaikindo)," he said.

Yogyakarta - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignatius Jonan assesses that it is time for Indonesians to use electric cars because it is more practical and environmentally friendly compared to oil-fueled cars.

"If an electric car can come soon will reduce exhaust emissions that make the air cleaner," said Jonan after attending the 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD) event at Jogja Expo Center (JEC), Yogyakarta, Saturday night (5/8 / 2017).

Jonan said, many developed countries are starting to leave the sale of hydrocarbon-fueled cars and switch to electricity. As has been done by the Government of Britain and France which has made a policy of prohibition of non-electric vehicle sales for highways starting 2040.

"It should also be a modernization effort, we can not hamper the development of the times, so people have the choice to use vehicles with hydrocarbons or electricity," said Jonan.

In addition, people also do not have to worry about how to refill electric cars because it is more practical. For Jonan, the concept of refueling electric cars like a battery. When the energy runs out immediately can be exchanged for a new battery.

"So that later will appear, for example the battery exchange business.If people think every house should have a power outlet 3000 or 5,000 watts yes not so-so," he said.

Therefore, Jonan views the efforts of President Joko Widodo to immediately issue the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Electric Car Acceleration, very precise.

"The President has commissioned the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to draft its Presidential Regulation in order for the electric car to be available soon," he continued.

According to him, electric cars will be accelerated into Indonesia if the entrance fee and sales tax on luxury goods can be removed.

"The policy is to localize the production when, in my opinion, it can not be directly, even if I am forced to not know the views of the Association of Indonesian Motor Vehicles Industry (Gaikindo)," he said.

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