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Divya Karyza (The Jakarta Post)

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Sat, September 25, 2021

An Industry Ministry official has acknowledged that Indonesia is still far from achieving its electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals due to the high prices of EVs and limited availability of charging stations.

Industry Ministry maritime industry, transportation and defense equipment director Sony Sulaksono said Indonesia had only 150 electric four-wheelers, 5,538 two-wheelers and 29 three-wheelers on the road to date, which was “still quite far off” from the government’s target of 400,000 electric four-wheelers and 1.76 million two-wheelers by 2025.

“The problems here are the price and the charging stations,” he said in the virtual Indonesia Energy Transition Dialogue (IETD) on Thursday.

Sony’s comments show that the government is aware of the difficulty of commercializing EVs in Indonesia, desp…

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