The Jakarta Post
The Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) has announced that local carmakers and the government have agreed to adopt the Euro 4 emission standards for motorized vehicles.
Gaikindo general chairman Yohannes Nangoi stated at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon that the adoption of the fourth stage of the European emission standards would be declared at the upcoming Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) to be held in Banten in August.
The government, through the Environment and Forestry Ministry, has issued a regulation stipulating that all vehicles on the streets were required to fulfill Euro 4 standards starting Oct. 7.
"The Euro 4 standard will be implemented across the entire country. […] This is a big step for us, as we are among the three Southeast Asian countries that have not implemented it yet," said Yohannes.
Indonesia currently applies the Euro 3 stage, whereas the fourth stage was applied in the European Union in 2000 and the Euro 6 has been implemented since 2014.
Yohannes assured that the Euro 4 would be broached at an automotive conference planned for the GIIAS 2018.
Themed "Beyond Mobility", the GIIAS 2018 intends to initiate a vehicle evolution movement in the country, under which vehicles will no longer be seen as a means of transportation but a way to enhance quality of life, Gaikindo officials said during the briefing. (bbn)