Indonesia plans to sell an only electric motorcycle to replace the conventional combustion engine by 2040.
According to the country’s energy minister Arifin Tasrif, Indonesia is looking at selling electric motorcycle by 2040 and electric cars by 2050.
The move is expected to boost electric mobility in South East Asia as the country currently sold an average of 6.5 million and around 1 million cars every year.
Based on data from 2019, Indonesia currently has more than 112 million motorcycles and 15 million cars on the road.
The new initiative is laid out as part of the national plan to curb air pollution as major cities such as Jakarta is among the country’s most polluted cities.
In April, Indonesia’s e-hailing giant, Gojek, aims to use only Electric Vehicle (including cars and motorcycles) by 2030.
(source: The Star)