In a push to develop Indonesia’s EV ecosystem, state-run electricity provider PT PLN (Persero) has built and operationalized seven electric vehicle (EV) charging stations (SPKLUs) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) according to reporting from Tempo.
The SPKLUs are at several strategic locations, which are easily accessible to the public, to allow EV owners to use the facilities and to increase public interest in switching to EVs, General Manager of NTB PLN, Sudjarwo, said on Saturday.
The seven SPKLUs are located at the NTB Governor’s Office, NTB Provincial Transportation Office, NTB PLN’s Regional Main Unit, Customer Service Unit (ULP) of PLN Selong, Mataram 3 Vocational High School, MVP Grand Natura, and Hotel Santika Mataram, say Tempo.
PLN is planning to construct more SPKLUs at several other locations in NTB, such as the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, Sumbawa PLN Customer Service Implementation Unit (UP3) Office, and Bima PLN UP3 Office.
Sudjarwo said that PLN is open to collaboration with all stakeholders, both government and private, to build more SPKLUs.
“By building these SPKLUs, hopefully, the transition process (from using conventional vehicles) to electric vehicles can run smoothly to reduce carbon emissions to achieve the NTB government’s net zero emission (NZE) target by 2050,” he added.
Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of NTB, Sitti Rohmi Djalilah, stated that her administration is committed to realizing the NZE target, including by conserving the environment and reducing carbon emissions, say Tempo.
“Certainly, the establishment of the SPKLUs will encourage us to switch from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles more quickly,” she added.
Sitti said that the provincial government will soon issue a governor’s regulation (Pergub) to expedite the transition from conventional to electric vehicles.