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Indonesia aims to sell only electric cars and motorbikes by 2050

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia aims to sell only electric cars and motorcycles by 2050 to replace vehicles powered by combustion engines, the country's energy minister said on Monday.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

All motorcycles sold from 2040 will be electric-powered, while all new cars sold from 2050 will be electric vehicles (EVs), Arifin Tasrif said.

In the past decade, the world's fourth-most populous country sold on average 6.5 million motorcycles per year and about 1 million cars.

"We don't have any policy to stop (usage) of internal combustion engine, just the utilisation of electric vehicles, with incentives," said Dadan Kusdiana, director general of renewables at the ministry.

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