TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The government plans to provide subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles from next year to encourage public interest in making the energy transition. Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the government would discuss this plan.
He assured that the policy was not final. “It will be discussed later,” said Sri Mulyani when they met at the Dhanapala building, Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, Thursday, December 1, 2022.
Previously, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan revealed the possibility of buying subsidies. electric motor. It was estimated that the amount of the subsidy would be Rp 6.5 million for each motorcycle unit.
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“For example, we are finalizing motorcycles. How many million dollars do we want to give for motorcycle subsidies. Maybe Rp. 6 million dollars? In Thailand maybe Rp. 7 million dollars, maybe Rp. 6.5 million dollars is around that much,” said. Luhutday before
Luhut assesses that the subsidy can attract people’s interest to switch to electric cars and motorcycles. In addition, the consumption of fossil fuels (BBM) can also be reduced.
“We still calculate that it will be more profitable to use electric motorcycles than motorcycles and fossil (fuel) cars”, he said.
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