Are you planning to start using an electric car ? Good news for you! This is because the government is currently accelerating the construction of electric car charging stations throughout Indonesia.
There are no less than 332 electric car charging stations spread over 279 public locations. When compared to ordinary cars, electric cars may still be relatively expensive. However, it is more environmentally friendly and can reduce carbon emissions in the earth's atmosphere.
It is not impossible, in the future everyone will turn to electric cars to avoid air pollution. Therefore, from now on, the government has started to build electric car charging stations in order to meet the needs of the community.
In the early stages, it can be said that the distribution of electric car charging stations is still not evenly distributed throughout the region. However, it is more concentrated in the Jakarta area.
This is understandable because most electric car owners are in the capital city of Jakarta. According to the Ministry of Transportation, in May 2022, there were a total of 155 electric cars with type test certificates and 18,794 type test registration certificates.
If calculated as a whole, until May 2022 there are around 332 electric car charging stations in 279 locations throughout Indonesia.
Some of the electric car charging stations were built by PLN and some were built by the private sector. The distribution of locations, among others:
List of Current Electric Car Charging Station Points:
According to statistical data, the construction of electric car charging stations in Indonesia is still dominated by the Jakarta area. However, to support renewable energy programs and reduce carbon emissions, the government will continue to add new electric car charging stations in other regions.
By 2022, the government is targeting as many as 580 electric car charging stations in several cities throughout Indonesia.
This is in line with the program to increase battery-powered electric cars to reach more than 5,800 units.
Meanwhile, by 2030, it is hoped that Indonesia will be able to build 23,000 electric car charging stations and 250,000 electric cars.
The electric car growth program is also supported by PLN, which opens partnerships with third parties to manage electric car charging stations.
The public is advised to be able to take advantage of the electric car charging stations available at several points. However, you should avoid charging electric cars from zero to full battery conditions. The reason is, this takes a long time so it creates long queues.
Keep in mind that the electric car charging station is not provided to charge the vehicle battery from zero to full. However, only charge the battery as necessary. So, if you want to charge your vehicle from scratch, it is recommended at home or home charging.
Furthermore, electric car charging stations provided by the government are only supporting facilities. When used to charge an electric car from zero to full it will take more than 2-4 hours. Of course, this is less time efficient which will make the queue less comfortable.
Many ordinary people are still skeptical about the construction of electric car charging stations. The reason is, to charge an electric car from zero to full, it takes up to 2 hours. This is of course less time efficient, especially when there are queues of other customers.
Answering this problem, the fastest public electric car charging station is ready to be present in 2023. The battery charging speed reaches 350kW which is greater than other electric car charging stations. In general, electric car charging stations are only around 200 kW.
Later, it will take 15-30 minutes to charge an 80 kWh electric car of the ultra-fast charging type. The government cooperates with several companies such as IKEA and Electrify America.
The use of battery-powered electric cars is claimed to be able to save energy while reducing the impact of climate change. Because, electric cars are cleaner and do not emit carbon fumes that pollute the environment.
However, on the other hand, many car drivers are wondering, how much does it cost to pay at the electric car charging station? Actually, in the early days of launching electric car charging stations, all fees were free. Of course, this saves more on fuel costs because it is free.
However, nowadays it is rare for electric car charging stations to be free. However, the cost is still cheap. As explained by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Energy and Mineral Resources), the cost of charging an electric car is Rp. 1,650 per kWh to Rp. 2,466 per kWh. For example, let's say you are going to charge an electric car with a capacity of 75 kWh, then just multiply it. That is, IDR 1,650 x 75 = IDR 123,750.
On average per 1 kWh can travel up to 5 km. So, let's say if you are in the city of Malang about to go to the city of Surabaya with a distance of about 100 km, you only need to charge the battery once at a cost of Rp. 123 thousand.
When compared to gasoline or diesel cars, electric cars are indeed much more fuel efficient and certainly more cost-effective for travel.
That's the information you need to know about electric car charging stations and their locations. Hopefully it will be useful for those of you who plan to travel with an electric car so you don't have to bother looking for an electric car battery charging place.