JAKARTA - Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, continues to encourage the wider use of electric vehicles ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali.
According to the Minister of Transportation, this effort is the first step to accelerate the electric vehicle ecosystem as a transition to the use of clean and environmentally friendly energy.
"As directed by President Joko Widodo, we will provide support for environmentally friendly transportation, as a form of Indonesia's commitment to handling climate change, which is a global issue today", he said in a press statement on Sunday, January 23.
The Minister of Transportation added that all parties, including private transportation business actors, should use electric vehicles and also continue to strive to create a good electric vehicle ecosystem, for example. He said this can be realized through battery management, charging points, affordable prices, and so on.
"We continue to encourage the economic level of this electric vehicle to be better in the future so that it is more economical and more massive in use", he said.
For information, the G20 Summit in Bali will be supported by the use of electric buses that will take delegates from Ngurah Rai Airport to the venue. On this occasion, Grab Indonesia also experimented on the use of electric vehicles, both cars and electric motorbikes in the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center area.
To make this plan a success, the Ministry of Transportation has established synergies with strategic partners, such as the Bali Provincial Government, Grab Indonesia, Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Indonesia, and the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia.
"Several efforts have been made by the Ministry of Transportation to encourage the acceleration of mass use of electric vehicles, namely, providing incentives in the form of lowering the type test rate for battery-based electric motor vehicles", continued the Minister of Transportation.
Also attending the event was the Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arsyad Rasyid, President of ITS Indonesia William Sabandar, President of Grab Indonesia Rizky Kramadibrata, Director of WRI Indonesia, Tjokorda Nirarta Samadi, and Head of the Bali Provincial Transportation Service, I Gede Wayan Samsi Gunarta.
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