Indonesia to Accelerate Ecosystem of Battery Electric Vehicles, Says Energy Minister

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MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

PRESS RELEASE

NUMBER: 141.Pers/04/SJI/2021

Date: 23 April 2021

Indonesia to Accelerate Ecosystem of Battery Electric Vehicles, Says Energy Minister


It is important to build an integrated ecosystem so that Indonesian people are interested in using battery electric vehicles (KBLBB), said Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) Arifin Tasrif at the Press Conference and Virtual Exhibition titled Grab #LangkahHijau (green steps) on Thursday (22/04) ).

Arifin also gave high appreciation to Grab Indonesia for expanding the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. "The government appreciates Grab Indonesia's commitment, especially in the public launching of the KBLBB initiated by the Ministry of EMR in December 2020. Grab Indonesia is committed to obtaining 26,000 electric vehicles until 2025," said Arifin.

As part of the government's commitment, continued Arifin, electric vehicles will be used as operational vehicles by several state ministries/agencies and local governments.

The Ministry of EMR has issued Regulation of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Number 13 of 2020 on the Provision of Charging Infrastructure for Battery-based Electric Vehicles. The regulation sets out general requirements of electricity provision, electricity rates, as well as electricity standards and safety for Public Charging Stations (SPKLU) and Public Battery Swap Stations.

Under the ministerial regulation, the charging tariff of SPKLU is included in the special service category, with rates ranging from Rp1,644.52 to Rp2,466.78 per kWh.

"The charging rates of electric vehicles in Indonesia are cheaper than those in other countries in the world. With these low rates, the fuel cost of certain electric vehicle types are up to 4.42 times more efficient compared to the fuel cost of conventional vehicles," Arifin said.

Until April 2021, a total of 122 charging stations have been built in 83 locations such as public oil-fuels stations, public natural gas stations, offices, hotels, shopping centers, parking areas, and rest areas along the toll road. According to the prepared roadmap, by 2025 there will be 3,861 charging stations and 39,627 electric vehicles, while the number of public battery swap station (SPBKLU) will reach 17,000 units.

"I hope the launch of #LangkahHijau 2021 today can accelerate the formation of electric vehicle ecosystems, one of which was initiated by Grab Indonesia. Hopefully, this campaign can run smoothly and benefit the whole community," said Arifin.

President of Grab Indonesia, Ridzki Kramadibrata, said that Grab has consistently created a sustainable ecosystem in order to create a greener environment.

"Grab's Langkah Hijau was launched to create a sustainable environment, by taking small steps for big changes," Ridzki said.

Grab Indonesia's 2021 Langkah Hijau campaign was launched to coincide with Earth Day. The campaign consists of three comprehensive pillars, namely battery electric vehicles, carbon offsetting through tree planting, and recycling. (IY)

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