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30 electric buses introduced in Jakarta: CTCN support for e-mobility transition

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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan launched 30 electric buses in the capital of Indonesia. In a high-level ceremonial event to introduce Jakarta’s commitment to electrify public transportation fleets and current efforts held virtually on the 1st of March 2022, the Cimate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) formally handed over the outcomes of its technical assistance to Jakarta Transportation Agency. The CTCN supported Indonesia for e-mobility transition in Jakarta.

It is estimated that fully renewable energy powered electric buses can reduce 2680 CO2e grams per miles over diesel-based buses and 2364 CO2e grams per miles over gas-based buses, the green gas emission in Jakarta will go up to 117 million tons of CO2 in which the contribution from transportation will be about 25% with business as a usual scenario.

In the first session of the event there wer keynote speeches from the Governor of DKI Jakarta; Special Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for Industry Development Acceleration; Head of Mission for British Embassy Jakarta, Ambassador for Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste; Ambassador of Sweden; CEO of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The Governor of DKI Jakarta acknowledged the support from the partners and CTCN. He said that the sustainable mobility that was supported under this project will contribute to the Net Zero Commitments by 2050.

In the second session various partners presented the outcomes of their support. CTCN presented that the technical assistance developed an electrification roadmap for 2030 including the deployment of 1635 e-buses (50% of Jakarta bus fleet) with supporting policy regime, charging facilities, grid infra with potential opportunity to integrate rooftop PV. The project was designed with support from UNEP and it has identified investment opportunities of about USD 1.4 Million to support the relevant infrastructure. 

This event had representation from all the partners that are engaged to support the electrification of the fleet of buses in Jakarta including CTCN, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions, C40 Cities Finance Facility, Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative, and International Council on Clean Transportation.

The video of the ceremony is available here.

Please find the CTCN presentation below.  

Coverage from the event in the media.

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