OnlyTheBestChoice – President Jokowi has big dreams related to electric vehicles in the country. Jokowi said that electric cars or motorbikes are the future and the industry must be pushed faster.
This was said by the Head of State when opening the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) Automotive Exhibition from the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday, April 15, 2021.
“The development of the electric car industry must also be accelerated and we hope it will become one of the leading industries of our country, Indonesia,” said Jokowi in his remarks.
According to Jokowi, the government is currently promoting new and renewable energy. Transformation towards green technology or Green Technology which is environmentally based is a must.
Especially during this pandemic. The government has made policies or incentives aimed at stimulating the automotive industry.
“The tax relaxation policy has also been issued by the government to boost sales and purchasing power of automotive products to encourage more demand. So that there is demand there that can drive our automotive industry,” he said.
For the automotive sector itself, outside of production, said Jokowi, several events are being designed, namely the event of an international scale car and motorcycle race. Therefore, there are plans such as the Moto GP in Mandalika, and the Formula E racing event in Jakarta, which will leverage this industry from another side.
“Through this exhibition, Indonesia’s reputation in the automotive world can be improved and at the same time shows our readiness to host international automotive events,” he continued. [*]