The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) will set its sights on three key technologies -- motor, battery, and charging station -- to support readiness of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) industry.
During an event participated from here on Wednesday, BRIN's Head Laksana, Tri Handoko, noted that mastery over the motor, battery, and charging station should also be followed by BEV's Domestic Component Level (TKDN) calculation.
This aligns with Industry Ministry's Regulation No. 27 of 2020 on Specification, Development Road Map, and Determining the Domestic Component Level Calculation of Domestic Vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle.
At the Indonesia Electric Motor Show (IEMS) 2021 event held in a hybrid format, he highlighted that TKDN's calculation should be included within the battery electric vehicle ecosystem.
According to Handoko, Indonesia's researchers should make all-out efforts to develop new-fangled technologies for electric vehicles and address the bottlenecks in the three technologies in order to create BEV, with a high level of TKDN.
Several problems, such as the electric vehicle and battery pricing, after sales support, and infrastructure availability, are still areas of concern for potential electric vehicle users.
BRIN's head noted that research and innovation related to electric vehicles had become increasingly important to prepare the domestic industry to support the era of electric vehicles in Indonesia.
In addition, regulations and incentives should be synergized to support the BEV ecosystem in Indonesia.
The government's commitment is apparent from the target set to discontinue the sales of two-wheeler conventional vehicles by 2040 and four-wheeled conventional vehicles by 2050.
The government is also preparing the electric vehicle ecosystem after issuing Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019 on Expediting the Battery Electric Vehicle Program for Road Transportation. (Antaranews)