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Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries promotes local manufacturers in electric vehicle transition

Jakarta (Antara) – The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment is enhancing the role of local producers and manufacturers to promote the transition of vehicles from fossil fuels to electricity to reduce carbon emissions in Indonesia.

“The local industry here needs to be encouraged in relation to electric vehicles, so we can also create new opportunities,” said Nani Hendiarti, deputy for coordination of environment and forestry management at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Jakarta on Tuesday. We do.”

Nani informed that to monitor the decarbonization programme, especially in the transport system to use clean and renewable energy sources, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries is trying to create a supportive ecosystem.

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To build this ecosystem, three factors have been coordinated, namely efforts to accelerate the use of renewable energy, encouraging local production and manufacturing and encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles.

“This is through the creation of supportive policies,” Nani said.

He pointed out that with these three factors, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will continue to develop an integrated upstream and downstream framework in industrial policy to build a reliable and competitive electric vehicle ecosystem.

Nani also highlighted the use of vehicles made from fossil fuels, which contributes to increased carbon emissions in big cities, especially Jakarta. This, he said, was based on equipment measuring a fine particle count (PM) indicator of 2.5.

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Last weekend, Nani said, they saw yellow color on measuring instruments at several locations, indicating that the air quality in the area was less than healthy.

“Then, we asked what was going on there, and found out that there was a lot of congestion. “So, vehicle operation in the current situation still contributes a lot to emissions,” Nani explained.

Therefore, switching vehicles from fossil fuels to electric vehicles is considered to be able to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions caused by vehicle operation.

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries signed a memorandum of understanding between electric vehicle manufacturer AstraZeneca and Volta Indonesia on “Building a Green Indonesia through Electric Vehicle Adoption and Local Partnerships”. In this collaboration, Volta provided electric motors for AstraZeneca.

This collaboration between the companies aims to support local manufacturing, as well as accelerate the use of electric vehicles to achieve Indonesia’s zero emissions target by 2060. By October 2023, AstraZeneca has deployed 120 electric motorbikes.

An additional 30 electric motorbikes will arrive by the end of 2023. Thus, overall, the number of electric motorbikes used for AstraZeneca operations will reach 150 units in 2023.

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Editor: Natisha Andarningtyas
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