In an effort to accelerate the global transition to all-electric transportation, Indonesia has announced that it will end the sale of combustion engine motorcycles by 2040 and combustion engine cars by 2050.
As the world’s fourth most populous country, this will have a big impact on global emissions. Leaders also hope the transition to all-electric transportation will help address severe air pollution in the country, especially in the capital of Jakarta which ranks as one of the world’s most polluted cities.
In 2019, Indonesia had more than 15 million cars and 112 million motorcycles on its roads. With a move towards EV vehicles, Indonesia hopes to also play a key role in the EV supply chain by providing materials needed for lithium battery production.
We will likely see more countries making similar commitments in the coming years to mitigate climate change and meet market demands as electric vehicles are anticipated to become cheaper to produce than combustion engines by 2027.