Indonesia May Band Diesel, Fossil Fuel Vehicles in 2040

Friday, 25 August 2017 , 16:00:00 WIB -

Minster of State-Owned Enterprises Dahlan Iskan (right), accompanied by the rector of Universitas Surabaya (Ubaya) Juniarto Parung (second right), is seen giving a presentation on the Selo electric vehicle, in a seminar on "Manufacturing Technology Update" at the university, Surabaya, East Java, Wednesday (16/8). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources targets Indonesia to ban diesel and fossil fuel motor vehicles in 2040.

"We will propose to the President to ban diesel and fossil fuel motor vehicles in 2040," said Ignasius Jonan, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, before related entrepreneurs, associations, experts and ministries.

Jonan claims hat the national electric motor vehicles program will be positive for the future generation, the environment, business energy sovereignty and foreign exchange.

"Electric motor vehicles will be inevitable. Therefore, we expect inputs from stakeholders, not objections. We are completing the implementation road map. The program must be realized," Jonan said.

Jonan revealed, President Joko Widodo wants the program to be kick-started soon. "Mr. President wants the implementation of the program to start soon. We should at least issue the regulations, which would no doubt contain a lot [of rules]," Jonan said, quoted by

Meanwhile, the stakeholders said the government must provide incentives, such as free customs and excise, and value added tax for completely knock down (COD) electric vehicle.

Meanwhile, PT PLN said they are ready to support the program buy building electric gas stations. "PT PLN will cooperate with the private sector but the brand will remain SPLU PLN, similar to SPBU Pertamina," Jonan said. (rm)