Tangerang, 12 August, 2016 – The Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) conducted the 11th Indonesia International Automotive Conference (IIAC) on 12 August, 2016 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City, Tangerang, Indonesia. The “Transport and Climate Change” project of GIZ (TCC) brought in Dr. Axel Friedrich, an international expert on fuel economy policies, to present and participate at the conference.
The conference was attended by stakeholders from government agencies and the automotive industry, as well as associations of automotive industry from other countries, including the Japan Manufacturer Association (JAMA), Korea Automobile Manufacturer Association (KAMA), and the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM).
The conference aimed to discuss solutions for the automotive industry in Indonesia. In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Yohannes Nangoi, the Chairman of GAIKINDO, stated that various stakeholders need to have the same vision and next steps to improve the automotive industry in Indonesia.
Mr. I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Industry, addressed the challenges to reduce carbon emissions in Indonesia, and explained the roadmap for the automotive industry as well as investment incentives.
Dr. Axel Friedrich presented best practices and lessons learnt from developing and implementing Fuel Economy standards in Europe. Furthermore, Dr. Friedrich gave a detailed overview of the current CO2 emissions of Indonesian cars: The 10 most sold models in Indonesia emit about 180 g/km CO2 in sales-weighted average, whereas the sales-weighted average in the EU was 119,6 g/km CO2 in 2015. If the 10 most sold models in Indonesia would have to follow EU regulation, they would only be allowed to emit 120 g/km CO2, which means that the Indonesian vehicles emit over 50% more than the European vehicles. This implies that the potential for cutting fuel use in half in Indonesia is already possible for the 10 most sold models.
Representatives from JAMA, BMW, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, Frost & Sullivan, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), as well as Mr. Faisal Basri, an economist, also presented in the panel sessions.