Vietnam’s VNExpress is reporting that Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance recently announced tax incentives of 5-percent and 10-percent for electric buses with a localization rate of 20-percent and at least 40-percent, respectively, in a bid to spur the use of public transport using electric motors in the country.

Developing electric buses is part of the solution to realize Indonesia’s commitment to smart and environmentally friendly cities, says VNExpress, adding that in Jakarta, spurring electric vehicle (EV) production and sales also aims to contribute to improving air quality and reducing pollution.

However, the development of electric bus technology in Indonesia is not as fast as other EVs such as cars and motorbikes.

Beni Sukadis, Coordinator of the Indonesian Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies, said Indonesia aims to promote clean energy to fulfill its commitment to neutralize emissions before 2060.

Therefore, developing electric buses is an inevitable trend that Jakarta pursues, he said, adding that it is making efforts to build a green public transport system, towards a smart and environmentally friendly city in the future.

VNExpress is reporting that municipally-owned land transportation company Transportasi Jakarta (TransJakarta) is planning to gradually increase the number of electric buses to about 500 large and medium-sized vehicles in 2024 and 2025. The plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in Jakarta, helping to increase the ratio of public transport to 60-percent and electrifying 100-percent of TransJakarta’s buses before 2030.


Source: VNExpress

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