In an effort to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Indonesia, state-owned power company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara who produces the majority of the country’s electricity, announced they are on target for placing 31,859 electric vehicle charging stations (SPKLU) across the nation.
The electric vehicle initiative is in line with the government’s efforts to cut fuel imports, which are currently being drafted in the Indonesian National Grand Energy Strategy.
So far, 101 SPKLU devices have been installed in 73 public venues, including public gas stations, public natural gas stations, offices, hotels, shopping malls, parking lots, and rest areas along toll roads.
According to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ roadmap, by 2030, 31,859 SPKLUs will be charging up to 600 thousand battery-based electric vehicles (BEV) and 2.45 million electric motorbikes to combat the high level of traffic congestion, dependency on non-renewable energy sources, and high levels of ambient air pollution.
The government sees electric vehicles (EVs) as tools to help it meet its goal of reducing fossil fuel emissions by 29% by 2030. The electric vehicles (EVs) are termed zero-emission vehicles because they do not consume gas and emit no emissions. However, the visible pollution from the tailpipe should not be the only consideration.
Obviously, electric vehicles (EVs) are only as clean as their power sources. For now, that source is still coal.
These efforts are expected to replace roughly 77 thousand barrels of oil per day, resulting in a reduction of 7.23 million tonnes of CO2e emissions. In 2020, CO2 emissions for Indonesia was 568.3 million tonnes
The State Power Board (PT PLN) is also constructing 21 Public Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations (SPKLU) in Bali, which are set to open in March 2022. Twelve of the 21 recharging stations are capable of 25 kW rapid charging, while the remaining nine are capable of 50 kW.
Seems like Indonesia is on track to offer only battery-powered electric automobiles by 2050, which falls in line with Morgan Stanley’s prediction that by 2050, more than half the cars on roads worldwide will be battery-powered.
Incentives for electric vehicles
The government is also providing incentives for electric vehicle owners whose home charging is connected to the PLN system, such as a 30% discount between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for electric vehicle owners whose home charging is connected to the PLN system.
Indonesia electricity prices.
|Indonesia electricity prices||Household, kWh||Business, kWh|
Electric car sales have increased by more than 46 percent in 2020 and as a result, investors have been buying into PLNs attractive business schemes and incentives while conventional car sales declined by 14 percent.
|Hyundai Ioniq||Rp 637 – Rp 677 Million (US$47,278.84)|
|Tesla Model 3||IDR 1.5 billion (US$104,773.84)|
|Porsche Taycan||Rp 2,85 Billion (US$199,032.03)|
|DFSK Gelora||Rp 480 – Rp 577,8 Million (US$40,361.70)|
Electric vehicles are beneficial in reducing Indonesia’s high levels of ambient air pollution, but a more environmentally friendly power source is also required. Following a historic decline in 2020, global emissions are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, according to new research in 2022.
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