USAID supports Indonesian ministry to develop alternative business scheme of battery-based electric vehicle (BEV)

16 March 2020

In the attempt of improving energy efficiency in transportation sector as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emission, USAID ICED II collaborated with Ministry Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) Directorate General of Electricity (DJK), Directorate of Electricity Business Development in carrying out the study of viable BEV business scheme based on presidential regulation number 55/2019 for Indonesia on March 12, 2020 in Jakarta. A total of 80 participants from staff of MEMR, State-owned electricity (PLN), also private conventional and online transportation sectors such as Blue Bird, Gojek, Grab, Transjakarta and others attended this workshop.

MEMR DJK looked forward to use suggestions from related stakeholders in drafting the ministry’s regulation on BEV. Wanhar, the Director of Electricity Engineering and Environment appreciated USAID ICED II for facilitating the workshop as it is part of MEMR DJK’s activities as the regulator in the electricity sector.

Based on this workshop discussion, ICED II will develop a study using international experiences and will also cover options like public charging station provider, renter, BEV credit and other models. The study will focus on ease and profitability for countries and communities in adopting BEV business schemes.