The government is targeting to stop selling gasoline and diesel cars by 2050. This is one of the efforts of the Indonesian government to commit to creating net zero-emission (NZE) by 2060 or sooner. Currently, the government is compiling a roadmap to face various challenges and risks of climate change in the future, according to Tempo.co.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif, quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Wednesday (13/10), said that in implementing the zero-emission target, the government has prepared five main principles. Some of these points are increasing the use of new and renewable energy, reducing fossil energy, using electric vehicles in the transportation sector, increasing electricity use in households and industry, and utilizing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).
By 2050, the government expects the utilization of renewable energy to reach 87 percent and be accompanied by the cessation of sales of conventional fossil fuel cars. This means that starting in 2050, gasoline cars will no longer be sold and will be replaced with electric-powered vehicles. Ahead of cars, the Government is also targeting to stop sales of conventional motorcycles (gasoline) in 2040.