Ministry of Industry has completed an assessment of the planned presidential decree on electric car as part of government move to boost the use of green energy utilization in the country and reduce gas emissions.

Director of Maritime Industry, Transportation Equipment and Defense Equipment for the Ministry of Industry, Putu Juli Ardika said that the official draft has been sent to the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs on Oct. 15 to be coordinated and requested approval from President Joko Widodo.

Since early of 2018, the government has announced to produce presidential decree that will pave the way for the development of the electric car in the country. Minister of EMR, Ignatius Jonan has stated that it is time for Indonesians to use electric cars as it is more practical and environmentally friendly compared to oil-fueled cars.