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Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s vehicle electrification still has long way to go

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 10 2018   /  02:30 am

Indonesia still has a long way to go to achieve its dream of seeing more low carbon emission vehicles (LCEV), especially electric and hybrid vehicles, on the road by 2025. Clear regulations have yet to be issued for electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including on tax incentives and standardization. Indonesia also still has much work to do to provide a support infrastructure, including installing charging stations for electric vehicles and making sure the country has an adequate power supply. Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) chairman Jongkie Sugiarto said the development of electric vehicles would depend heavily on tax regulations and infrastructure readiness. “People will be interested in purchasing electric vehicles if the price is affordable and they have a low tax duty. If the regulation and ...