Jakarta: Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has appealed to Gojek and Grab, app-based taxi startup companies, to collaborate with local industries to develop electric cars.
"I have asked Gojek and Grab to cooperate with factories that can produce massive and inexpensive products. If possible, the cars get assembled in Indonesia," the minister said here on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
According to him, electric buses will become the priority for being manufactured massively. Meaning, it could be considered as an effort to open employment for local people.
"They will likely produce cars in high quantity. This will also require lots of employees," he added.
Director General of Land Transportation Budi Setiyadi stated the Ministry of Transportation is currently preparing non-fiscal incentives to encourage people to use electric vehicles. Among the non-fiscal incentives that the government has planned to provide are waiving parking fees; availability of special lanes; and cheap vehicle ownership transfer fees (BBN).
Aside from those incentives, the director general pointed out the ministry has also proposed for free-tariff on type test as well as periodic test from 0 to 50 percent. The ministry is also examining a possibility of differing vehicle registration plates for electric vehicles from conventional ones as already implemented in other countries. (Antara)