Indonesia to build nearly 25,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030

International Business News – Indonesia aims to build 24,720 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030 with the goal of developing a green economy, developing renewable energy and protecting the environment, according to the Vietcombank news agency on Oct. 12.

Director of Green and Renewable Energy Large Project of Indonesia National Power Corporation (PLN) Wiluyo Kusdwiharto said on October 12 that Indonesia is currently building 345 electric vehicle charging stations (SPKLU) in 295 locations. Of these, 150 charging stations located in 117 locations are owned by the Indonesian state electricity company, accounting for 43 percent of the total number of charging stations in the country. This is an impressive number, but it does not yet meet the company’s future growth expectations.

Viruyo revealed that Pertamina will build 24,720 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030 as planned to meet the charging needs of 254,181 electric vehicles. In addition, the company will carry out three programs aimed at preparing the infrastructure for Indonesia’s electric vehicle development strategy. The three programs include: the provision of at-home charging systems; charging systems in shopping centers and public places; and electric vehicle battery exchange stations.

Currently, the number of electric vehicles in Indonesia amounts to 22,671, including 19,698 electric motorcycles, 2,654 electric cars, 270 tricycles, 43 buses and 6 minivans.

Previously, Indonesia’s Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in a recent interview that Indonesia plans to subsidize the purchase of electric cars from next year, according to Interface News. Indonesia hopes to have 2.5 million electric car users by 2025 to boost demand and reduce air pollution.