Indonesian Ministry of Industry: 35 Automotive Manufacturers Ready to Push Electric Motorcycle Production

- 05 October 2022 19:00 WIB
Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. (Photo/kemenperin)
Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. (Photo/kemenperin)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Industry is optimistic that the target set by President Joko Widodo to create two million electric motorcycles will be achieved in a short time.

Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita revealed that the target of two million electric motorcycles in the country is very realistic, considering the interest from investors to open electric motorcycle production facilities is quite large.

Currently, there are 35 automotive manufacturers that are ready to produce electric motorcycles with a capacity of one million vehicles per year and are targeted to increase to two million units by next year.

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“Especially for two-wheelers, there is a target from the President that in the shortest possible time we can produce two million units. We are optimistic that this number can be achieved in the near future," said Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita during the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) B20 Side Event - Ready to eMove in Jakarta, Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

In an effort to support the electric vehicle ecosystem in the country, good collaboration is needed from each Ministry, because each have different tasks in supporting the development of national electric vehicles.

"We at the Ministry of Industry support the supply side and ensure that the production of electric vehicles can grow quickly. Meanwhile, other ministries/agencies prepare the infrastructure. This must be well coordinated so that everything can run smoothly, “said Agus.

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The Minister of Industry said that in an effort to support the acceleration of the ecosystem of electric vehicles in the country, the Ministry of Industry is preparing one standard for the same battery, so that the use of charging stations and swap batteries will be easier.

"Regarding this, the Ministry of Industry is in talks with motorcycle manufacturers and battery manufacturers so that there is uniformity in the batteries, so that the batteries used from Aceh to Papua are all the same. This process is ongoing,” he explained.


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