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Jakarta Post

From ministries to police, govt institutions prepare regulations to support EV adoption

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 3, 2019   /  12:21 pm
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A Blue Bird driver uses a BYD car charger during the unveiling of the first electric taxi in Indonesia in Jakarta in April.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Government institutions including the transportation, industry and environment ministries as well as the National Police are currently preparing regulations to support the government’s goal to increase the manufacture and use of electric vehicles (EV). The government’s general policy on EVs is stipulated in Presidential Regulation No. 55/2019, which was issued on Aug. 12. However, the implementation of the regulation, which covers a number of matters including the production of batteries, the use of local components, charging stations and tax incentives for the production of EVs, needs support from related government agencies. The Transportation Ministry is currently preparing two supporting regulations. The regulations will stipulate the requirements for vehicle type testing and certification as well as periodic vehicle tests for EVs, specifically in regard t...