Know Why Electric Vehicles Are Good for the Environment – The environment is a place that we must protect and care for. To get a healthy and comfortable life, we need to care about the existing environment. In the development of emission reduction efforts in G20 countries based on the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target, it is stated that the transportation sector contributes 27 percent of emissions. Too many huh?
Seeing this, developed countries are flocking to produce electric vehicles for public or private transportation modes. Moreover, this electric vehicle is predicted to be better for the environment because it emits fewer emissions than gasoline-based vehicles.
But, apart from that, what are the benefits of electric vehicles? Come on, see the full details below!
1. Good for you and the environment
As mentioned above, electric vehicles have a good impact on the environment. Thanks to the low negative impact on GHG and pollution, the air will definitely be cleaner.
Emissions issued by one liter of gasoline reach 2.4 kg of carbon dioxide. That equates to 1.3 kWh of electricity whose emissions he says are only half, namely 1.2 kg of carbon dioxide.
Not only that. Because without exhaust gases, automatic electric vehicles do not produce carbon dioxide emissions when driving so that air pollution will be significantly reduced. If the air is cleaner, your health will improve too!
2. More economical
Indeed, the price of electric cars can be more expensive than gasoline-fueled vehicles in general, but in the long term, electric vehicles are more efficient. How come? PLN Deputy President Director Darmawan Prasodjo said that the cost of charging electric vehicles will be cheaper than the cost of filling gasoline in conventional cars.
Darmawan said that every liter of fuel is equivalent to 1.3 Kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity. The price of gasoline per one liter is around Rp. 7,000-Rp. 8,000, while the electricity rate per one kWh is only around Rp. 1,400. This means, using electricity is one-fifth cheaper than using one liter of gasoline. Try counting again? Save it!
In addition, maintenance costs are also lower, you know. Fuel vehicles spend a lot of money for maintenance needs such as replacing engine oil, coolant, transmission, and others. For electric vehicles, these costs are lost due to the absence of an internal combustion engine. Possibly the most significant maintenance cost is only when replacing the battery. Isn’t it good? So you can save more!
3. Help achieve the country’s goals
You must already know that the government continues to intensify the battery-based electric motor vehicle (KBLBB) program, in order to reduce dependence on imports of fuel oil (BBM) which can increasingly burden the state budget.
The problem is guys, of the national fuel needs of 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd), half of which is still met by imports. Therefore, the government encourages the pattern of shifting energy consumption from import-based to domestic energy.
By encouraging the use of electric vehicles, fuel imports are projected to be reduced to 37,000 bpd in 2025. Then, in 2030, it can be reduced to 77,000 bpd. Then, in 2040 can be reduced to 300,000 bpd.
The government targets that by 2030 as many as two million units of electric cars and 13 million units of electric motorcycles will pave the roads in Indonesia. For that, the government through PLN is ready to build up to 60 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SPKLU) in 2021. Indonesia is getting more advanced!
4. More safe and comfortable
Besides being quiet, electric vehicles are also more comfortable and safe thanks to the high technology inside. Tesla’s car, for example. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, said that the latest generation of cars is equipped with automatic braking features, adaptive cruise control that works automatically, automatic parking assistance, and others to support driving comfort.
Just look at various reviews of electric vehicles on YouTube, surely the most prominent is that there is no noise generated from the sound of the engine. That’s great! It will be the vehicle of the future.