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Can electric vehicles be green heroes?

  • Clorinda Wibowo and Josefhine Chitra

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 5, 2017   /  11:29 am
Can electric vehicles be green heroes? The future of EVs has indeed never been closer to reality than now. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration is preparing a presidential regulation on EVs.  (Shutterstock/-)

“The future is here” is a shared sentiment of Indonesians, who are proud of the government’s plan to develop electric vehicles (EVs). Along with the United Kingdom, France, and India, Indonesia plans to prohibit the sales of fossil-fuel based vehicles by 2040. 

This progressive stride in line with Morgan Stanley Bank’s prediction that by 2050, half the cars on roads worldwide will be battery-powered. 

The future of EVs has indeed never been closer to reality than now. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration is preparing a presidential regulation on EVs. 

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan recently mentioned that EVs were a key strategy in boosting renewable energy in transportation. 

Obviously, the government regards EVs as instruments for it...

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