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The Indonesian government is aiming high for electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2024, with a target of reaching 50,000 units. This was revealed by Deputy for Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination Rachmat Kaimuddin.

During the opening of the Periklindo Electric Vehicle Show (PEVS) at the Jakarta International Expo, Kaimuddin underscored the government’s commitment to advancing the adoption of electric cars in the country.

“We’re setting our sights on selling at least 50,000 four-wheeled vehicles,” he stated.

This ambitious goal represents a significant increase over previous years, with data from the Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) showing electric car sales in 2023 at just 17,051 units.

Kaimuddin emphasised that existing incentive programs for electric cars, initiated by the government, will remain in place until the conclusion of President Joko Widodo’s administration. However, he stressed the importance of evaluating these programs to determine their continuation under the next government.

“Previously, we were encouraging the industry to mature, so that more companies can enter. Later, we will evaluate, and of course, communicate with the next government,” he explained.

Chairperson of the Indonesian Electric Vehicle Industry Association (Periklindo) Moeldoko expressed optimism regarding the achievability of the 2024 target. He noted a notable increase in the number of electric car producers operating in Indonesia, leading to a wider variety of brands available in the market.

“Back then, the choices were only one to two brands. Now, there are 10 brands,” Moeldoko remarked.

The Indonesian government’s efforts to accelerate the growth of the electric vehicle ecosystem are further bolstered by Presidential Regulation Number 79 of 2023 on Battery Electric Vehicle Program Acceleration and other associated regulations.

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