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24 Marzo 2023



The development of the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia is expected to grow after the subsidy policy is rolled out by the government. Triharsa Adicahya, Chief Executive Officer of Spora EV, a kit maker company for converting oil-fueled motorbikes to electric power, explained that interest in electric vehicles is expected to continue to grow in line with the government's efforts to encourage environmentally friendly economic development. However, there are a number of obstacles and challenges in developing electric motorbikes in Indonesia, such as the lack of local components, especially crucial parts such as battery cells, which have not been produced in Indonesia. To increase TKDN, the government needs to disburse funds for domestic research and development (R&D), as well as prepare a measurable blueprint. Additionally, the subsidy will also be accompanied by an electric vehicle installment scheme. The government of Indonesia has announced a subsidy scheme for electric motorbikes, with a price range of Rp. 17 million to Rp. 20 million. Elders Garage, one of the workshops that has received government permission to do the conversion, is waiting for detailed regulations regarding the scheme. Krisna Gupta, a researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, explained that the government needs to finalize the main objectives of this subsidy program, as the development of the domestic electric vehicle market is still lagging behind compared to overseas. Additionally, subsidies should only be given when Indonesia is able to mass-produce battery cells, as this will provide higher added value to the domestic economy and make investors more confident in investing in Indonesia. In the future, there will be a number of challenges that will be faced by Indonesia in the development of electric vehicles, such as finding a target market at the global level. (ICE GIACARTA)

Fonte notizia: Kompas - 24 March 2023