ESDM Sets Ultrafast Charging Tariff for Electric Vehicles at Rp57,000

ESDM Sets Ultrafast Charging Tariff at Rp57,000 (photo: web pln)

In a progressive move towards supporting the growing adoption of electric vehicles, Indonesia is actively preparing its infrastructure to accommodate the needs of the electric mobility revolution. Recently, the Government has implemented a pivotal decision, setting the cost of charging electric vehicle batteries at a maximum of Rp57,000.

The implementation of this crucial regulation is encapsulated in the esteemed Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree No. 182.K/TL.04/MEM.S/2023, which specifically addresses the issue of Charging Service Costs at Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

Under this well-considered decree, the charging service costs for electric vehicles equipped with fast-charging technology have been capped at a maximum of Rp25,000, while ultrafast charging technology services will not exceed Rp57,000. It’s important to note that these charging service costs do not include the value-added tax (VAT) component, adhering to the tax regulations applicable in the domain.

This landmark decision aligns with the previously established regulations as outlined in the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 1/2023, which artfully addresses the critical issue of Electric Vehicle Battery-Based Charging Infrastructure Provision.

Guided by this regulation, the determination of charging tariffs is intricately linked to the electricity tariffs provided by PT PLN (Persero), the state-owned electricity company, as explicitly stated in Article 26.

Furthermore, the comprehensive approach continues with Article 29, paragraph (1), emphasizing that the electricity tariff for charging services from Business Entities owning Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SPKLU) with battery-based vehicles is meticulously calculated based on the energy charge (kWh) rate, employing a multiplier factor N of up to 1.5 for specialized services.

In addition, Article 29, paragraph (3), addresses the possibility of charging services beyond the standard electricity tariffs, opening up avenues for further exploration in the evolving EV charging landscape.

Excitingly, this novel charging initiative extends its benevolence towards particular segments of electric vehicle charging. The charging services for slow charging technology, medium charging technology, and even charging for two-wheeled and/or three-wheeled electric vehicles have been thoughtfully exempted from any additional charges, in accordance with Article 29, paragraph (7).

Indonesia’s prudent and forward-thinking approach to electric vehicle charging tariffs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, signifies a crucial step towards fostering sustainable and eco-friendly transportation options, bolstering the nation’s position in the global movement towards cleaner and greener mobility solutions. With a focus on accommodating the demands of the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, Indonesia embraces a brighter and cleaner future for its transportation landscape.