G20 summit marks start of EV conversion movement in Indonesia: VP

Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) – The G20 summit marks the start of the electric vehicle (EV) conversion movement in Indonesia, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said.

“From the G20, it’s the start of the electric car conversion process in Indonesia. The G20 summit, besides the international meeting, we also start new things for electric cars and electric motorcycles,” he said. -he noted during the public lecture of Apurva Kempinski. EV charging station (SPKLU) here on Tuesday.

The G20 is an international forum of 19 countries and the European Union working together to address big issues. Indonesia holds the presidency of the grouping this year.

The G20 summit is due to be held in Bali on November 15-16, 2022.

According to Amin, the use of electric cars is the first step to overcome the problem of fuel prices.

“I think electric cars are one of the steps to solving fuel problems,” said the vice-president.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stressed the government’s seriousness in converting fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles.

“As what was conveyed by the vice president, the state budget will be directed towards the use of electric cars, motorcycles and buses, so that the (quality) of the air of Jakarta or Indonesia improves, and it will also reduce our import of energy, so we won’t be too dependent on other countries,” Pandjaitan remarked.

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According to the minister, President Joko Widodo had instructed to carry out the conversion of electric vehicles until 2030.

“The president’s instruction at the meeting is that we start converting motorcycles and electric cars this year until 2030,” he remarked.

For the G20 summit, electric vehicles will be used for transportation: 134 units of Lexus UX 300e car, 46 units of Hyundai Genesis G80 car and 300 units of Wuling EV car.

President Widodo signed Presidential Regulation Number 55 of 2019 on Acceleration of Battery Electric Vehicles for Road Transportation.

In the electric vehicle roadmap, two million electric vehicles are expected to be used on Indonesian roads by 2025.

According to data from the Ministry of Transport, as of July 2022, a total of 22,671 electric vehicles have received type test registration certification. The figure increased by 41.16%, or the equivalent of 6,611 units, compared to the number of electric vehicles registered in March 2022, which reached only 16,060 units.

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