Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has appealed to two online-transportation applications, Gojek and Grab, to collaborate with local industries to develop electric cars.
“If possible, the cars should be assembled in Indonesia. It should be seen as an effort to create employment for local people, since they will likely produce cars in high quantity. This will also require lots of employees,” he said.
The Ministry of Transportation is currently preparing non-fiscal incentives to encourage people to use electric vehicles.
Among the non-fiscal incentives that the government plans to provide are: waiving parking fees; creating special lanes; and cheap vehicle ownership transfer fees (BBN).
Director of General Land Transportation, Budi Setiyadi stated that the ministry has proposed a free-tariff on type test as well as periodic test from 0 to 50 percent. Other than that, the ministry is also examining the possibility of differing vehicle registration plates for electric vehicles from conventional ones as already implemented in other countries.
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