In the race towards electric vehicle dominance, ASEAN might just outpace them all.
In the global stride towards sustainable transport, the ASEAN region is gearing up as a crucial player in the electric vehicle (EV) sphere. Countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam are leading the pack with strategic investments, inviting big automakers, and fostering innovative programs.
However, the real game-changer might just be Indonesia. Often referred to as the “sleeping giant,” Indonesia’s vast nickel and cobalt reserves make it indispensable to the EV battery industry.
But the road ahead isn’t without challenges. While aiming for EV leadership, it’s crucial for Indonesia to address environmental concerns tied to nickel mining and ensure a genuine shift towards renewable energy, rather than just a lifestyle switch to EVs.
Local interest is growing, particularly for EVs in public transport. And as Indonesia stands on the brink of transformative change, decisions made now will sculpt not just its destiny but also shape the future of global sustainable mobility.