Hydrogen cars will be widely circulated in Indonesia – Indonesia is not only heading towards the era of battery-based electric vehicles. Later, hydrogen-powered cars will also be present in the country. This was conveyed by the Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. Agus said, hydrogen-based vehicle technology is included in the government’s road map.
Hydrogen cars will be widely circulated in Indonesia
In the national automotive industry roadmap, the Ministry of Industry sets 20 percent of the use of electric battery-based vehicles by 2025, in line with the automotive industry’s efforts to continue to improve efficiency for types of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid technologies.
“In the future, hydrogen-based fuel cell technology will also be included in the national automotive industry roadmap, with a passion for industrial production of environmentally friendly vehicles,” Agus said in a written statement.
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According to him, Indonesia has declared its readiness to enter the era of electrified vehicles. Moreover, President Joko Widodo has also issued Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019 concerning the Acceleration of the Battery Electric Vehicle Program for Road Transportation.
Agus said the Ministry of Industry fully supports the development of the electric vehicle ecosystem from upstream to downstream. This strategic step is expected so that Indonesia becomes a country that is able to dominate or become a producer of electric vehicles with global competitiveness.
“As the President said, the government is very serious about getting into new and renewable energy, including towards electric vehicles,” he said. This will also be a priority issue brought up by the Government of Indonesia at the G20 Summit, one of which will discuss the transition to sustainable energy, including accelerating the development of the electric vehicle ecosystem.
The government has a target so that Indonesia can produce electric cars and electric buses as much as 600 thousand units by 2030. With this amount of production, fuel consumption can be reduced by 3 million barrels and CO2 emissions can be reduced to 1.4 million tons.
“This strategic effort is also expected to support the fulfillment of the Indonesian government’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29% in 2030, and in 2060 it will enter zero carbon emissions or net-zero carbon,” he added.
Agus added that the Ministry of Industry has issued two Regulations of the Minister of Industry. First, Regulation of the Minister of Industry Number 27 of 2020 concerning Technical Specifications, EV Roadmap and Calculation of Domestic Local Content Levels (TKDN), which serves as a guide or explanation for automotive industry stakeholders regarding strategies, policies, and programs in order to achieve Indonesia’s target as a production base. and export of electric vehicle hub
Second, Regulation of the Minister of Industry Number 28 of 2020 concerning Battery-Based Electric Motor Vehicles in Completely Decomposed and Incompletely Decomposed Conditions, as part of the development stage of the industrialization of Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicles (KBLBB) in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics (ILMATE) Industries Taufiek Bawazier said that apart from facing the pandemic, there are still many challenges that must be the main concern of the automotive industry. Starting from climate change mitigation, reducing air and noise pollution, to energy conservation through the use of new and renewable energy. This dynamic has also driven the transformation of the transportation sector towards green mobility or low emission green mobility.
“Electric vehicles have become a global trend and have been massively used in urban mobility,” he said. In fact, electric vehicles not only significantly reduce CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions, but also offer a mode of transportation that is convenient, efficient, easy to use, sustainable, and improves lifestyle,” said Taufik.
“The form of sustainability in the automotive sector does not stop there. The government still wants to see the industry develop new technologies, materials or materials that are environmentally friendly, as well as sustainable inclusiveness in the production of motorized vehicles,” he explained.