Minister Jonan: Electric Car Development Program Want No Way to Go

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, July 16 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan
Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Electric Car Program is one of the Government of Indonesia's commitments to reduce CO2 Emissions by 29 percent by 2030, while maintaining energy security, especially in the land transportation sector.

This program will continue to run by involving relevant institutions. Currently, the Government is also preparing a Presidential Decree (Perpres) on Electric Motor Vehicle Acceleration Program for Road Transportation.

"The electric car development program is like or does not like the road, it must be the road. The government has no desire to hamper the development of electric cars altogether, instead we push, the draft of Presidential Regulation has been prepared," said Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Ignatius Jonan at Leaders Forum 2018 event at PT Pertamina (Persero), Jakarta, Saturday (14/07/2018).

According to Jonan this program should be run as part of the national energy security program in the transportation sector, replacing fossil-fueled cars whose raw materials are still imported.

"The electric car will inevitably have to walk, why? Because the electric car is an incredible discovery that matches the national energy security, if there are many electric cars in Indonesia, the primary energy is electricity, now to generate electricity is not imported coal, gas is not imported, geothermal is not imported, water is not imported, if the fossil will inevitably have to import, "continued Jonan.

Electric cars are the technology of today that has the main advantages of not producing motor vehicle emissions, because it does not require fossil fuels as the main driver. Development of electric car technology also requires commitment, both from the Government, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, including the user community in preparing all supporting factors such as infrastructure, taxation and awareness to the community.

PT PLN (Persero) as the provider of electric fuel states its readiness to build a General Electricity Filling Station (SPLU) throughout Indonesia. Currently SPLU development has reached about 875 units and 543 of them are located in the province of DKI Jakarta.

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