The Government Promotes Electric Vehicles, What’s the Fate of Gasoline-Diesel Cars?

The Government Promotes Electric Vehicles, What’s the Fate of Gasoline-Diesel Cars?
The Government Promotes Electric Vehicles, What’s the Fate of Gasoline-Diesel Cars?
Jakarta

The government continues to intensify the use of vehicles that are more environmentally friendly. In fact, government operational service vehicles are also required to use electric vehicles. But, what about the fate of conventional gasoline and diesel cars?

The government itself already has a road map or road map regarding electric vehicles. In the road map, conventional cars do not die immediately. Production of gasoline and diesel engined vehicles can still be continued.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Industry, Febri Hendri Antoni Arif, said that ICE vehicles or internal combustion engines are still being produced in Indonesia. According to him, in the road map that has been prepared regarding the battery-based electric motor vehicle industry (KBLBB), in 2025 the number of new electric vehicles is 25% of the total production of four-wheeled vehicles which will reach 1.6 million units. By 2025, the target is for the production of electric vehicles to reach 400,000 units.

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“Meanwhile, in 2035, the Ministry of Industry targets the production of 1 million four-wheeled KBLBB or more and 3.22 million two-wheeled KBLBB. The target is expected to save the use of fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions to 12.5 million barrels/4.6 million tons for wheels. four or more and 4 million barrels/1.4 million tons of CO2 for two-wheeled vehicles,” said Febri.

From year to year, the percentage of the number of KBLBB will continue to increase when compared to the number of ICE vehicles.

He added that so far there have been four electric bus companies, three electric car companies, and 31 electric two-wheel and three-wheel companies with a total investment of Rp 1.872 trillion. The production capacity of electric vehicles per year in Indonesia currently reaches 2,480 units of buses, 14,000 units of electric cars, and 1.04 million units of electric two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles.

“From 2017 to 2021, KBLBB registrations at the Ministry of Transportation always increase every year. Finally, in 2021 it increased by 360% from 2020,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the automotive industry in Indonesia has proven to have absorbed up to 38 thousand direct workers, as well as more than 1.5 million people who work along the sector’s value chain, including small and medium industries (IKM).

ICE vehicles also show high export figures. Until August 2022, exports of ICE vehicles reached 285,941 units, out of a total production of 920,376 units. The export market of automotive products for four or more wheeled vehicles, including components, has reached more than 80 countries.

“Recently, the automotive industry in the country has exported to Australia which is known to have strict specifications,” said a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry.

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The article is in Indonesian

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