The Role of Electric Vehicles in Decarbonizing Indonesia’s Road Transport Sector

In Indonesia, the transport sector contributed 28% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018, mostly from road transport. Unfortunately, the mitigation plan in this sector is currently limited to biofuel blending. The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has been viewed by many as an important strategy to reduce emissions in the transport sector.

This policy paper provides directions for policy makers to explore suitable policy instruments to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles technologies and to build the electric vehicle market in Indonesia, as well as to maximize its potential to contribute to climate mitigation ambition.