Indonesia Sets a Target of 6 Millions Electric Motorcycles by 2025 to Save USD 1 Billion per Year

NusantaraPol - Indonesian government's battery-based electric motor vehicle program to 'give birth' to 6 million electric motorcycles by 2025. The program is claimed to provide enormous savings for the state budget.

"This is an effort to create an electric vehicle ecosystem with a target of 6 million electric motorcycle units by 2025. The implementation of this program will be able to save fuel around 13 million barrels/year or IDR 16 trillion/year (approximately USD 1 billion), reduce CO2 emissions by 4 million tons/year, and increase electricity consumption is 2.4 terawatt-hours (TWh) / year," said Ego in a written statement from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Friday (24/6/2022).

Gojek's driver swapped his electric motorcycle's battery. Gojek is the largest ride-hailing company in Indonesia, currently transforming its armada to electric vehicles.

Ego delivered the electric vehicle program on the sidelines of the signing of three Memorandums of Understanding for the energy transition program. This signing is part of a series of The 2nd Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG), in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with PT Pertamina (National Energy Company) and PT PLN (National Electric Company) for the electric motor conversion program. Furthermore, between PT PLN and HIMBARA (Bank Mandiri, BRI, BNI, BTN) for battery-powered electric vehicles ownership credit and infrastructure development for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

Ego explained that currently, all countries are trying to tackle the increase in global temperature to avoid the impact of global disasters and climate change, including extreme heat, rising sea levels, the extinction of various living things, changes in ecosystems, and the extinction of coral reefs and marine fisheries.

For this reason, efforts are needed to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions (decarbonization) while maintaining energy security.

"This makes the energy transition even more urgent to be implemented as the direction of the national energy policy going forward, namely the transition to cleaner, less emission and environmentally friendly energy in accordance with Indonesia's commitments to the Paris Agreement and the Net Zero Emission target in 2060 or sooner with international assistance," explained Ego.

Mitigation efforts carried out include the development of New Renewable Energy (EBT), reducing the use of fossil energy, and increasing the use of Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicles. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, continued Ego, continues to encourage the the pogram to realize cleaner energy use, reduce fuel imports, save foreign exchange and reduce CO2 emissions.