According to Channel News Asia, Indonesia is considering reducing the value-added tax on electric car sales from 11-percent to 1-percent to drive up demand and attract investment, said Septian Hario Seto, a senior official with the investment coordinating ministry.
Indonesia has a target of having at least 1.2-million electric motorcycles and 35,000-electric cars in use by 2024.
“We are still doing a benchmark analysis with other countries [on electric vehicles incentives],” he told reporters after speaking at an investment forum on Wednesday.
He also said the government would give a cash incentive of IDR 7-million for every electric motorcycle sold, until sales reach a certain volume that is still under discussion, say Channel News Asia.
The planned incentives, however, may only be available for electric vehicles (EVs) that are at least 40-percent locally-made, under Indonesia’s ‘local content rule’.
“The [next step] is that the local content percentage be increased further to 60-percent and more,” he added.
Separately on Wednesday, senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan said the regulation laying out incentives for EVs is expected to be issued next week.
Source: Channel News Asia