Indonesia is moving from gas to electric

Currently, both private and public transportation throughout the world still mostly relies on fossil fuels. In Indonesia, the majority of people commute everyday in automobiles and motorcycle. Despite its widespread use and ease, traditional fossil-fueled transportation causes harmful pollution, particularly in large cities.

According to estimates, all of our fossil fuel reserves will be used up by 2060 if we continue utilizing them at our present rate. The current solution to the problem are the use of electric vehicles (EV) and on the environmental front, EVs enhance air quality since it utilizes cleaner energy, giving the general public a healthier environment.

Electric vehicles are the future for Indonesia

The government anticipates that Jakarta and Bali will serve as prototype EV cities, with many companies such as Grab launching a fleet of electric cars in Indonesia in support of this initiative. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Industry’s website, the country plans to have 400,000 electric vehicles on the road in 2025 and 5.7 million by 2035. A Presidential Decree outlining the steps the government intends to take to promote and hasten the implementation of battery electric vehicle initiatives in Indonesia was furthermore announced. On public roadways, the government also intends to construct green lanes to show that electric vehicles are on the path towards a greener future and better investments.

Electric Vehicles in Bali

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno will begin promoting low-carbon and sustainable travel by putting in place a number of initiatives that place an emphasis on environmental sustainability. The Indonesian government along with PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo have planned to construct more charging station facilities around the nation in an effort to promote environmental sustainability. Darmawan continued by saying that PLN would not only offer charging stations in different parts of Indonesia, such as residential charging stations in addition to battery charging for public electric automobiles. While charging might take hours, replacing old batteries with new ones just takes a few minutes.

The country has one of the largest motorcycle markets in the world — in an effort to improve environmental sustainability, the Indonesian government is also intending to convert motorbikes that run on gasoline into electric motorcycles. The government has also given incentives including power bill and tax breaks for owners of electric vehicles and plans to create 32,000 public charging stations by the year 2030.

Why the change to electric scooters? Fun, Quiet, Efficient

Motorcycles have long been a favored mode of transport for anyone visiting or living in Indonesia, especially Bali. Riding a scooter allows simpler access to get to your destination, and have an easier time navigating through traffic than cars. However, motorized scooters and motor cycles are typically noisy and not especially environmentally friendly.

Fortunately, a number of hotels and motorbike rental companies in Bali have begun to provide high-quality electric scooters that are both a lot of fun to ride and make a significant environmental impact. Particular businesses also hire stand-up scooters, which are often less safe and are only appropriate for short distances in some locations.

There are several types and methods available, such as the well-known NIU scooter, whose battery must be taken with you and charged for 3-5 hours at a standard outlet. More advanced and much faster to get back on the road are the SMOOT Scooters rented by ZIN CANGGU Resort that use a battery swap system, where you can simply change the battery in dedicated convenient stores and at their place.

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