The government continues to strive to make Indonesia a zero-emission country. One of these steps is to accelerate the conversion of conventional energy vehicles to electric energy. In this case, the government will accelerate the electric motors distribution.
The collaboration between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), PT PLN (Persero), and PT Pertamina (Persero) to accelerate the conversion of electric vehicles is suspected for several reasons, namely accelerating the clean energy transition, reducing imports, and subsidies for fuel oil (BBM) and saving energy. foreign exchange.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, represented by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ego Syahrial, said the government continues to boost the use of battery-based electric vehicles in the country. The target is to have 6 million electric motors in operation by 2025.
“We strongly encourage this conversion. Through the cooperation agreed today, it is hoped that the target of 6 million electric motorcycles in Indonesia in 2025 can be fulfilled immediately,” said Ego.
This year, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will convert 1,000 units of BBM motors to electric motors. It is targeted that there will be 13 million electric motors from new and converted electric motors by 2030.
Ego hopes that this program can be an attraction to encourage the growth of an independent electric motor vehicle industry in Indonesia. In addition, the increasing public interest in electric vehicles can also increase the competitiveness of the domestic industry.
PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo stated that PLN’s readiness to support the conversion program from BBM motors to electric motors to accelerate the formation of an electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia and accelerate the achievement of the Carbon Neutral target by 2060.
“This conversion is also a step for us to be more independent in energy security. Because we are moving from import-based energy to domestic-based energy,” said Darmawan.
He said that this year PLN has prepared 400 units of electric motors that will be used as operational vehicles. This is also one of PLN’s ways to campaign for electric motors to the public.
“Because this motorbike will continue to circle, there is a logo of PLN and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. That this will be seen by many people and the cost will go down. So that it can attract people’s attention,” said Darmawan.
He also said that using electric vehicles could reduce carbon emissions. One of the largest contributions of carbon emissions, today comes from the transportation sector.
“Emissions of 1 liter of fuel are lower than electricity, the carbon emission is lower than electricity. For that, we strongly support this program as one of the steps to reduce carbon emissions,” added Darmawan.
In addition to being actively involved in converting fuel motors to electric motors, PLN also ensures that the electrical infrastructure to support electric vehicles in Indonesia is available.
PLN support through the provision of electricity infrastructure through public electric vehicle charging stations (SPKLU), general electric vehicle battery exchange stations (SPBKLU), and Home Charging Stations.
Until May 2022, PLN has provided 90 SPBKLU units to make it easier for electric motorbike owners to charge. Meanwhile, for SPKLU, PLN has presented 129 SPKLU units consisting of SPKLU Fast Charging and Ultra-Fast Charging spread over 98 points.