The government is boosting the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. Subsidies for purchases are also being prepared. Then, some electric car prices have also been adjusted. Some are only Rp. 243 million!
The Wuling Air EV small electric car will undergo price adjustments starting in early 2023. The cheapest price for Air EV is currently Rp. 243 million, an increase of Rp. 5 million from the previous.
Meanwhile, the long-range variant is now priced at IDR 299.5 million, from IDR 295 million previously. Meanwhile, the long-range variant with a charging pile sells for IDR 315.5 million. Wuling Indonesia reasoned that the price increase for its products is carried out at the beginning of each year.
Even though the price has increased, Air EV is still the most affordable electric car of its rivals in the country.
Another electric car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, has not experienced a price increase so far. There are four Ioniq 5 variants marketed in Indonesia, namely Ioniq 5 prime standard range (priced at IDR 748 million), Ioniq 5 prime long-range (IDR 789 million), Ioniq 5 signature standard range (IDR 809 million) and Ioniq 5 signature long-range (IDR 859 million). ).
Nissan is currently also marketing the Leaf electric car for IDR 738 million. Meanwhile, the DFSK Gelora E light commercial car costs IDR 484 million.
Furthermore, there is the Toyota bZ4X which has also been observed not to have experienced a price increase since its release in November 2022, which is IDR 1.19 billion.
Other electric cars that fall into the premium category, such as the Mini Electric, also did not experience a price increase earlier this year and are now selling for IDR 1.05 billion.
Meanwhile, BMW Indonesia is marketing the i4 eDrive40 M Sport for Rp. 2.108 billion and the iX xDrive40 Sport for Rp. 2.398 billion.
Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz sells electric cars EQE 350+ IDR 2.215 billion, EQS 450+ IDR 2.984 billion, and EQS 450+ AMG Line IDR 3.41 billion. Meanwhile, the Lexus UX300e is marketed at IDR 1.464 billion.
Furthermore, Indonesia is now establishing itself as a major player in the electric vehicle industry, which uses a lot of these metal commodities.
This decision is armed with the largest nickel reserves in the world and the policy of closing the nickel ore export spigot.
The next manufacturer to be targeted by the government is the giant company Tesla, the most prestigious car manufacturer in the world. President Joko Widodo has made every effort to convince Tesla CEO Elon Musk to want to produce electric vehicles or batteries in Indonesia.